Faithfully Yours

Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

 

While I was writing this column, Chris Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, along with three staff members, was killed in a protest by Muslims over an anti-Islamic film. In response, the U.S. is now sending military counter-terrorism forces to that country. If you need a contemporary example of religious-related violence, look no further. Tension over religion has the potential to spark bloodshed. There are now people calling for the bombing of Libya in retaliation.

 

I'm belatedly seeing this snippet of news from ABC about something that happened this summer in Michigan:

 

"Christian protesters traveled across the country to Dearborn, Mich., where they taunted attendees and even held a severed pig’s head for three days at the annual Arab International Festival. The protests turned violent Sunday, and by the end of the day as many as 10 people facing disorderly conduct or assault charges, according to ABC News Detroit affiliate WXYZ. 'You’re going to burn in hell,' a missionary reportedly yelled at a group of Arab-American boys."

 



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