What Burning Korans, Birth Control, And Blind Lawyers Have In Common

TIME Magazine photo shows angry Christians protesting Obamacare mandate. Haha, just kidding! Those are Afghans.

Here are three things that are totally happening. Don’t worry about what they have to do with each other. I’ll get to that. Just bask in the crappiness of these three things:

1. This past Tuesday, Feb. 21, on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, four Korans were accidentally included in a heap of trash that was dumped into a burn pit.

The materials had been taken from a library at Parwan Detention Facility, which adjoins the base, because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. Writing inside a Koran is forbidden in the Islamic faith, although it was unclear whether the handwritten messages were found in the holy book or other reading materials.

Some Afghans saw the Korans burning, and some of them even burned their fingers trying to remove them. Cue pandemonium! Since then Obama has apologized to President Hamid Karzai and the nation of Afghanistan — twice. He has apologized super hard. Protesting Afghans apparently don’t care.

“We don’t care about Obama’s apology,” said Kamaluddin, a 25-year-old Kabul protester who uses only one name. “We have to protest to be responsible to our god. They are burning our Koran. An apology is not enough.” (source: Time)

This of course begs the question: what is enough?

I have a wild guess! Could it be… Death to America?

Despite Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s appeal for calm, thousands of protesters, some shouting “Long live Islam!” and “Death to America!” rallied Thursday in the capital and in seven of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. At least five protesters were killed…

The deadliest protest was held outside an American base in the Khogyani district of Nangarhar province. Two protesters were killed by Afghan police there and an Afghan soldier turned his gun on U.S. troops, killing two Americans. Elsewhere, a Norwegian soldier was wounded by a hand grenade hurled into a coalition compound. (source: Time)

2. In other news, in case you hadn’t heard, Obamacare is going to require many religious employers — such as Catholic schools and hospitals — to provide insurance to employees that will allow them free contraception and sterilization services, not to mention abortion drugs. (Click right here on this link for more information on this.)

3. In other other news, that guy I’ve written about in China — the one Christian Bale tried to go visit – is sick as all get-out. Chen Guangcheng is a blind human rights lawyer who was arrested, imprisoned, and tortured for years — without trial — for representing women who had been forcibly sterilized as a result of China’s one-child policy. Most recently, he has been confined to house arrest with his wife, mother, and daughter, denied visiting his cancer-stricken brother or attending his funeral in January, and denied medical care. Recent reports suggest he and his family are ailing badly and possibly going without proper nutrition.

There is nothing anyone can do. As Bruce Wayne found out, if you try to visit Guangcheng, you get beaten up by thugs who try to take away your camera.

Here’s the deal: some soldiers accidentally burn a Koran in Afghanistan and approximately ten people are dead, according to Afghan officials.

In the United States, a major blow to religious liberty is struck — a law will literally force Catholics to pay for other people’s contraception, abortion, and sterilization — and how many violent riots have there been? Zero.

Let’s recap!

Afghanistan– Korans burned. Religious liberty legally attacked by this action? No. Death toll: About ten. Violent rioting? Why, yes! Obama apology count: Two!

United States — Obamacare denies religious conscience rights. Religious liberty legally attacked by this action? Yes! Death toll: Zero. Violent rioting? Nope! Obama apology count: Zero!

(By the way, in case you were wondering if the Afghans have apologized for killing people, that answer is no.)

Have you ever heard that saying “the squeaky wheel gets the grease?” It’s unfortunately true, and the rationale behind a lot of bad behavior. Does the Obama administration want us to riot in the streets and shoot at people? Then will he apologize to us?

But, see, that’s not gonna happen because Christianity is the most tolerant religion in the history of the world. The founder of Christianity was tolerant unto His own death. Christians of the Roman Empire were tolerant up to and including becoming lion poop. We tolerate a hostile media, a hostile government, and hostile people of other religions who want us all to die and go to Muslim Hell, where we will be forced to, I don’t know, eat bacon and watch Larry David programs. On the rare occasion we get intolerant — Spanish Inquisition, Crusades, some other stuff that happened centuries ago — the stories get blown out of proportion, factually distorted, and thrown at us for hundreds of years as “proof” that we are big mean meanies who want everybody to be Christians or die, even after Popes issue official apologies.When people burn Bibles, we pray for them. At worst, we yell and call them names. When was the last time you heard of Christians rioting and shooting people because some Bibles were burned? Go ahead and try to remember. I’ll wait.

Look, it doesn’t matter if you are a Christian. Look at Guangcheng. I don’t know if he’s a Christian or not, and I don’t care. He lives in a country where he has no rights. No one does. That is where we end up if we stay on this path.

You have probably heard this famous saying of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s before. He survived seven years in a Nazi concentration camp.

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

The point isn’t religion. It’s freedom. Whether you are a Christian or not, whether you are pro-life or not, you need to be very concerned about this Obamacare mandate.

Not a Christian? You still need to be very concerned that we have a president who cares more about the rights of murderous thugs in another country than his own people.

Pro-choice? You still need to think about Guangcheng, and contemplate what it will be like to live in a country where opposing abortion is a crime.

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  • http://anythingmightgo.blogspot.com/ Sam

    What do you have against bacon?

    • Kristen

      Nothing. It’s Muslim hell.

      • Kristen M

        I actually have something against bacon. Not because there is anything wrong with bacon, I just really dislike it. I can’t stand it. So I think being forced to eat bacon would be personal hell for me.

        • Phil Anderson

          Because of the biblical warnings about eating pork in the Old Testament, even though it’s quashed partly by scriptures in the Net Testament, I truly avoid pork unless I actually have to or have little choice, unless it’s embedded in a sausage roll or something like that, but I truly agree that eating pork (particularly strongly salted stuff) is extremely distasteful and although starvation (in hell) would be a worse punishment, eating pork might not be far off 

          • stephanos

            Even though you may personally dislike pork alone, remember why the OT had clean and unclean meats. We seem to have the answer through the apostle Peter in the book of Acts. The following Scriptures describe not only the disanulledness of the seperation, but how the seperation foreshadowed the seperation of nations from the Jews until Jesus’ day. Compare also Rev.7:9 & Eph.2:11-22
            Act 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: Act 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, Act 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Act 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. Act 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. Act 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. Act 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. Act 10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. Act 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate, Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,  Act 10:18Act 10:27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. Act 10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: Act 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.  And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.  And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.  And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

      • http://anythingmightgo.blogspot.com/ Sam

        Oh, Muslim hell. My apology.

  • Phil Anderson

    VERY bold article there, Kristen, and VERY TRUE; I agree with EVERY WORD!  God bless you and your writings here at Live Action . . . 

  • Wade Felty

    What is funny about this, is that a while ago, you said you don’t have a religious agenda, but now you clearly do! And give me a break on the most tolerant religion in the world! One of the most intolerant, you guys condemn people all the time, almost every day someone is making you mad, gays, pro-choice people, non-Christians, you name it. And what was blown out of proportion about converting the Native Americans, burning women at the stake, and the Inquisition and the Crusades? What was so good about them. You guys are so worthless it’d be funny if it weren’t so sad. I’m glad you have outted yourselves as religious bigots. 

    Jesus Christ was and is a great spiritual leader, and he would be ashamed of you. 

    • Tris

      First of all:
      “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” -C.S. Lewis 
      Secondly, what exactly did she say that He would be ashamed of?

      Thirdly, you kind of prove her point by lashing out at Christians in general with little provocation and disproportionate spite.  “One of the most intolerant”?  I’m sorry, you call us “worthless” and WE’RE the “bigots”?  We ARE the the most tolerant…we put up with self-righteous a-holes like you and the mainstream media spewing hate at us all in the name of “Tolerance.”

      • Wade Felty

        Hmm do I sit around making laws about you being able to marry – based on my understanding of my religion? Do I sit around legislating what you may or may not do with your body, or with your significant other based on my understanding of my religion? Did I invade another country, or continent in order to claim my “Holy Sites?” Did I burn people’s tongues or cut them off because they don’t believe a piece of unleavened bread is Jesus Christ? Do I burn Bibles? Do I tell other people they are going to Hell, damned, cursed because they don’t follow my perspective on my religion? Do I get in people’s faces because they don’t follow my religion? Do I send missionaries to preach to you, because obviously my religion is right and your’s is absolutely wrong? Do I sit around worried about saving your “Soul?” 

        Maybe I should have said FUNDA-GELICAL Christians and Catholics, sorry, because fortunately, most Protestants and Catholics aren’t as intolerant, condescending, judgmental and hypocritical as you all.

        I hope one day you realize the ridiculousness of your ideas.  

  • Wade Felty

    and quoting CS Lewis is about as effective as quoting Leon Trotsky.