Monday, February 19, 2007

Why I can't let it go and you shouldn't either

William Edelen is a former fighter pilot, religion and anthropology professor, and ordained Presbyterian and Congregationalist minister who writes from California. I ran across Edelen's current column that reminds me why I continue to speak and write at those times when it seems hardly worth the effort.

In this piece, Edelen eloquently chides us who know better to remember the lesson the parable of the Good Samaritan, by their continued silence:
The silence...of those in the Christian church and Jewish communities who know that biblical passages are tortured out of context to support the agenda of intolerance and who refuse to challenge such dishonesty. Choosing to "walk by on the other side of the road."

The silence...of those who know that the anti-abortion violence and hysteria is a direct assault on women and their rights as United States citizens and still choose to "walk by on the other side of the road."

See you at the cracker barrel.

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