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Friday, March 24, 2006

Oh My…Ah…God!

Irony is lost on Donald Wildmon and his group of whackjobs, the American Family Association. Even though the organization strives to advance intolerance in the name of religion in this country, seeing the same behavior in other parts of the world presents a call for extraordinary action. In an e-mail the group circulated this week, the AFA seeks to have the president intervene to save the life of a man who faces persecution in Afghanistan for denouncing Islam, the state-sponsored religion.

Of course, the e-mail concludes with a request to send in donations to AFA.

It would be amusing if it wasn't so rife with hypocrisy.

I certainly deplore anyone being killed in the name of religious zealotry. I even pray this Christian man remains steadfast in his beliefs and eventually is saved from his situation. But, given its history, its hard to believe the AFA has the audacity to change its tune at random to argue that an individual should be allowed to believe what he wants without regard to his government's or his society's pressures. An organization that endeavors to make Christianity the predominant religion in America while rejecting any other sorts of expression or belief hardly has the ethical authority to renounce behavior akin to their own misguided modus operandi when the shoe is on the other foot.

Help Save The Life Of An Afghan Man Who Refuses To Deny Christ

Abdul Rahman, 41, faces death because he converted from Islam to Christianity and refuses to convert back to Islam.

His family accused him of being a Christian. During his trial last Thursday in Kabul, Rahman confessed that he converted from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago while working as a medical aid worker for an international Christian group helping Afghan refugees in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

…"We are not against any particular religion in the world. But in Afghanistan, this sort of thing is against the law. It is an attack on Islam," Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada said.

The prosecutor, Abdul Wasi, said he offered to drop the charges if Mr. Rahman converted back to Islam, but Rahman refused. "He would have been forgiven if he changed back. But he said he was a Christian and would always remain one. We are Muslims, and becoming a Christian is against our laws. He must get the death penalty," Wasi said.


Please email President Bush and ask him to intervene to save the life of Abdul Rahman. Help get others involved in saving the life of this Christian who refuses to deny Christ. Please forward this to friends and family and ask them to send the emails.

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Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association


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