The Only Acceptable Intolerance?
September 15, 2006
Rosie O'Donnell has begun her new job on ABC's "The View" by claiming that "Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state." She went on to equate 9/11 with the apparently Christian-backed killing of innocent victims in Iraq. One wonders what the public reaction would have been if someone like O'Donnell had made a similar attack on homosexuals, or on some ethnic minority. One also wonders how long it will be until anti-Christianity becomes the only acceptable intolerance in America. This is all the more reason to be clear in our testimony of what it means to follow Jesus, so that what people attack (or embrace) is Jesus himself, and not simply a political or social view that we have tried to attach to his gospel.