Welcome to Chrislam everyone. Please check your hat and coat at the door and find your seat. Leave behind all of your Biblical knowledge, common sense, and all-around perception of the world around you. You’re going to be told things that would otherwise make absolutely no sense and you’ll be expected to believe it. You’re going to be told of a “sameness” that doesn’t exist between the god of Islam and the God of the Bible, and you’re going to be expected to believe that, even though the god of Islam doesn’t even have a son, Isa (jesus in the Quran) is the same as the Son of God, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ (of the Bible). Strap on your seat belts…this is going to be one heck of a ride! For most of your trip, a “Christian” will be your guide, but to ensure the same message gets out to those not in the habit of warming a church pew with their butts, the mainstream media will also inject poison along the way. In fact, that’s the main focus of this post and right now I present to you a a shining example of just that.
On December 9, 2012, CBS aired a show called “Working for Religious Freedom” in which it discussed “interfaith” diversity and the right of US citizens to equal rights regardless of religion. You can read that any way you want to, but understand that the goal is not to bring equality and respect to the Baptist (when was the last time you saw them have any problems with respect to this?); it is to bring such to the Muslim. It even admits this when it says in its description “This program explores this matter, particularly among our religious minorities.” It goes on to say that “…some fringe groups create fear of “the other” through hate speech and even violence. To counter this, watchdog organizations and religious scholars work to protect this freedom for religious minorities.”
If serving Yehovah God (of the Bible) puts us in the “fringe groups” and if telling the truth about Islam is ever considered hate speech, then we’ll be guilty.
Just to make it easy on myself, and to ensure I don’t miss anything in bringing this to you, here is the note announcing the show (copied verbatim from the CBS site), followed at the bottom by a link to the show itself so you can watch it.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees all citizens equal rights regardless of religion. But what does religious freedom mean in the most religiously diverse country in the world? This program explores this matter, particularly among our religious minorities. While the government remains neutral in matters of religion, some fringe groups create fear of “the other” through hate speech and even violence. To counter this, watchdog organizations and religious scholars work to protect this freedom for religious minorities.
Charles C. Haynes, a Senior Scholar with the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, speaks about the great threat to religious freedom present today. Also, as the Director of Religious Freedom Education Project, he explores with us what religious freedom means and why such discrimination of religious minorities is the greatest threat to freedom of religion.
Also featured is the Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance and a much-respected voice dealing with this issue over the past few decades. Then K. Hollyn Hollman, General Counsel for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC), speaks to the principles inherent in religious freedom, and how this organization works to protect those rights for all citizens.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in the USA. We speak with two staff members. Staff Attorney Gadier Abbas and National Legislative Director Corey Saylor address “Islamophobia” and how anti-Muslim sentiment is affecting the civil and religious rights of the Muslim community.
The Sikh Coalition’s Director of Law and Policy, Rajdeep Singh, tells us of the efforts to bring equal protection under the law to the Sikh Community. The recent Oak Ridge tragedy, where a lone gunman opened fire on members of the local Gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, led to a Senate hearing on hate crimes, where the Sikh Coalition asked the FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs.
Lastly we hear from Dr. Chris Seiple, President of The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) which is a “Think and Do Tank” working for religious freedom worldwide. It is important to know that 70% of the world’s people live in a nation where religious freedom is highly restricted.
John P. Blessington is the executive producer and Liz Kineke is the producer. This documentary is produced in cooperation with The National Council of Churches, a consortium of Roman Catholic organizations, The Islamic Society of North America, and The Union of Reform Judaism, and the New York Board of Rabbis.
You can view the video here. There may be a commercial and it may take some time to load the video – don’t give up. It will play.
Decide for yourself what their motive is, but remember that no one else is Messiah…there is no such thing as “interfaith”, as Paul tells us:
“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Please don’t let man and the world influence you to believe something contrary to the Word of God (of the Bible). Islam is not a religion but a political system masquerading as a religion simply to ensure that innocent and ill-informed people are caught in its trappings of “we all serve the same god”. We don’t. The God of the Bible is a God of Love. The god of Islam is a god of hate. It is literally a black and white difference.
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!