Trump and the Muslims

Donald Trump Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images
Donald Trump Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images

Well he is at it again.  The Republican Presidential front-runner told a cheering crowd that he would ban all Muslims from entering the US, even Muslims who are US citizens, as well as close Mosques.  Christians, and all people of faith in the United States, need to stand up against this extremist.  We need to fight radical Islam for sure but we need to fight extremists regardless of their faith background.  Trump claims to be a Christian and informed by his Presbyterian background.  This certainly does not sound very Christian to me.

Russell Moore of the Washington Post has written a well thought out piece on how Christians need to respond to Mr. Trump and his wildly un-American ideas.  Here is a bit of the piece:

Make no mistake. A government that can shut down mosques simply because they are mosques can shut down Bible studies because they are Bible studies. A government that can close the borders to all Muslims simply on the basis of their religious belief can do the same thing for evangelical Christians.

A government that issues ID badges for Muslims simply because they are Muslims can, in the fullness of time, demand the same for Christians because we are Christians.

We are in a time of war, and we should respond as those in a time of war. But we must never lose in a time of war precious freedoms purchased through the blood of patriots in years past. We must have security, and we must have order. But we must not trade soul freedom for an illusion of winning.

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