For The Christians

Thu Jul 6th, 2006 at 08:11:18 PDT

By now you are probably aware of what Jesus’ General is calling “The Indian River Pogrom”: as originally reported by Jews on First:

A large Delaware school district promoted Christianity so aggressively that a Jewish family felt it necessary to move to Wilmington, two hours away, because they feared retaliation for filing a lawsuit. The religion (if any) of a second family in the lawsuit is not known, because they’re suing as Jane and John Doe; they also fear retaliation. Both families are asking relief from “state-sponsored religion.”

Later, it came out that a group called Stop The ACLU published the address and phone number of this family in an effort to “expose ACLU plaintiffs.”

I am amazed and appalled that such a thing needs to be said, but what happened at Indian River is utterly against Christian belief and practice. The ministers of that area should be disgusted by what has come to pass. Instead, we read some pastors actually helped to lead the Christianist campaign that drove this family from their home.

Let us be clear, then. Using the resources of government to pressure neighbors into converting has no place in Christianity. Calling a twelve-year-old “Jewboy” has no place in Christianity. Telling him to take off his yarmulke when he comes to speak at the School Board meeting has no place in Christianity.

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