I'll probably be embarrassed for posting this tomorrow, but that doesn't stop me now. It's something I've been thinking about all day.
I heard that there was a service to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 held at "Washington National Cathedral, representatives from several religions will be leading—including a Buddhist nun, an Imam, a rabbi, and a Hindu priest—but no Protestant or evangelical Christian. President Obama will be attending and delivering his remarks on Sunday evening. (Click here to read the article from Fox news.)" I just copied and pasted so that link probably won't work. No matter, I'm not a fan of Fox news -- just wanted you to know where this information came from. Below is my response to Paul Chappell's blog post entitled Where is Tolerance? Pastor Chappell motivated me to write something since, as I said, I was thinking all day today on this sad anniversary of 9/11 about Christians, faith, politics, and tolerance...
Today many of us evangelical Christians pray for God to bless America while slandering the leadership He has placed over us. For better or for worse, we're not a tolerant people. It's no wonder we find ourselves excluded from nationwide events that promote tolerance.
Let's forgive whoever was responsible for excluding Christians from the commemorative service for 9/11. That would be the Christ-like thing to do. Besides, it was a service to honor the fallen, and we Christian evangelicals can't always be trusted to stick to the script. Hey, any platform to tell people about Jesus! More importantly, if we stop throwing stones at sinners (a category we all fall into) we might get included in that exclusive, but not all inclusive, club that promotes tolerance here in the good old U.S.of A.
(And my reply to Jonas Harley's comment in which he says,