Bishop Charlene Kammerer and a half-dozen other United Methodist clergy joined religious leaders from several faiths across Central Virginia on Sept. 2 at a press conference responding to the national debate on religious freedom surrounding construction of a Muslim Community Center near the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
“We stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends and neighbors who are increasingly becoming targets of suspicion, blame and mean-spirited behavior,” Bishop Kammerer said, speaking against what she called the growing trend of “Islamaphobia” which has been in the media in recent weeks. “I am certain it breaks God’s heart to hear strident voices of condemnation and judgment from any one of us.” Speakers echoed the idea of America being built on religious freedom and tolerance and the need for each faith to support other faiths.
We must also remember, Bisphop Kammerer likes the word "homophobia" as well. Both "Islamaphobia" and "homophobia" are words used specifically to silence and shame Christians who have the audacity to think God's word is authoritative and not the "wisdom's" of men and women.
Christians are to do justice in this world, and that would include refuting and fighting against a "system" of beliefs that support a jihad ideology and Shari law. In essence, Islam is a "governing religion" which seeks world domination. To deny this, is to re-define Islam and its teachings; namely jihad ideology and Shari law. Both ideologies have nothing to do with the freedom's our constitution protects (religion, speech just to name two), nor the freedom to choose or reject Christ.
There should be no tolerance for a system of beliefs, in any name of "religion" that seeks to kill (pun intended) the freedom of religion, speech, and supports Shari law.
Two questions that need to be asked of Bishop Krammerer and others:
1. Will you refute and deny jihad ideology as evil in no uncertain terms?
2. Will you refute and deny Shari law as evil in no uncertain terms?
The media definitely won't ask these two questions in a public forum, because it exposes the Truth about this "religion of peace" non-sense that folks are eating up like manna falling from the sky. In addition, the bishop along with many others just HATE calling evil, evil. It's just too intolerant, unloving, and plus it goes against what their imaginary (bible optional) jesus taught.
My advice - let's all start reading the Quran, Sira, and Hadith; the Islamic Trilogy.
We will discover a peace that only a "terrific" vision of jihad can provide - world conquest by the political process.
This is not about freedom of religion or religious tolerance - it is about life and death, good and evil, tyranny and freedom. In essence, it is the same battle throughout history that all Christians face; it's a battle over the Truth. Bishop Kammerer continues to be actively working against the Truth.