Wednesday, November 12, 2014

National Cathedral submits to Islam

An even more confused ECUSA goes one further. Women ordination, homosexual ordination, none of that's enough. Now, they're turning its highest cathedral in the nation over to Islam.
Powerline: The Washington Post reports that the Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service this Friday. The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long been the site of important services, including memorial services for presidents, some of whom are buried there. But the Cathedral has never before been used for Muslim services.

The Post reports this as a feel-good story. It quotes a local Muslim spokesperson who says:
We want the world to see the Christian community is partnering with us and is supporting our religious freedom in the same way we are calling for religious freedom for all minorities in Muslim countries. Let this be a lesson to the world.
But it’s difficult to feel good about this story because it turns out that the Espiscopal Church is partnering with Islamists. Deep into the Post’s story we learn that among the organizations sponsoring the prayer event are the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Although the Post does not mention it, both ISNA and CAIR are Islamist advocates of sharia law with a history of supporting terrorism. Neil Munro refreshes our recollection:
In 2009, both groups were confirmed as co-conspirators in a conspiracy to deliver funds to the Gaza-based Hamas jihad group, which regularly launches attacks to kill Jews in Israel.
Let me go one further. Remember Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary's threat that the mainstream media for the most part ignored?

How 'bout that moderation? No, the media ignores it, because he revealed the truth and goal of Islam. And now, between political correctness and this faux moderation, the Episcopal Church has fallen into the trap...and quite willingly...
Accordingly, the message sent by the Episcopal Church’s invitation is, as Robert Spencer says, “that U.S. mainline churches have no interest in encouraging genuine Muslim reform, but rather are aiding and enabling Brotherhood front groups in the U.S.” This message will not be lost on Muslim audiences in the Middle East, where Christians are being persecuted and even murdered.

This is not the first time that the Episcopal Church has sent a message via its policy on usage of the Cathedral. As Munro reminds us, in 2011 evangelicals were excluded from services commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Yes to terror-supporting Islamists; no to Christian evangelicals — this is the message from the Episcopal Church. It’s a message that reflects the posture of the left-wing political establishment which the Church for years has mimicked.
So any day now, prepare to hear news of the Pope, or maybe one of the Anglican archbishops, or still, Rick Warren, James Dobson, or maybe even the Grahams, being invited to host a Christian prayer service at Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. At the very least, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, right? Uh huh, don't hold your breath. If that were to even be suggested, violence would be a guaranteed response.

Religious freedom is anathema to Islam. Furthermore, Islam has advanced by the sword ever since the fall of the Roman Empire, and fear has significantly driven adaptation, particularly as seen throughout the ages in the Middle East.

Have these Muslim leaders done anything to bring about “religious freedom for all minorities in Muslim countries”? Of course not. There own followers throughout the Middle East don't even enjoy those freedoms. But while Christians remain among the world's most persecuted, leaders of mainstream American denominations like the Episcopalians ignore that, while continuing to invite the devil in.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~ Isaiah 5:20
ADDENDUM: The only thing wrong with the image of this courageous woman standing up for Christianity is the clergy member helping to usher her away...

(H/t: TRS)

Again, where's the equal treatment, and when will Christians be permitted to conduct services in mosques? Rhetorical, you know the answers.

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