“Why don’t more Muslims speak out?” Here’s a better question.
I’m looking for the day when Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Joyce Meyer, James Dobson, Tony Perkins, James Kennedy, Rod Parsley, ‘Patriot Pastors’ and Rick Warren will sit at the same table as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia Hale, Eddie L. Long, James Meek, Fred Price, Emmanuel Cleaver and Floyd Flake to establish a call to arms on racism, AIDS, police brutality, a national health care policy, our sorry education system.
I would have included our historically exploitative foreign policy and unbridled militarism. But you get the point.
McLaren goes on:
We’ve probably heard many people here in the U.S. ask, “Why aren’t there more moderate Muslims speaking out against the violent extremists and calling for reform in Islam?” As I reflected on Roland Martin’s editorial on Good Friday, 2007, I couldn’t help but think, “Maybe around the world, ‘behind our back,’ so to speak, people are asking a similar question about Christians in the U.S.”
Oooh, yeah. Come and get me! That’s a question Jesus might ask.
Planks and specks, you know?
Tags: Brian+McLaren, Roland+Martin, Matthew 7, moderate+Muslims, Muslims+against+terror, Christian+politics, Christian+reform, Christian+division, Monte Asbury
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