Friday, May 26, 2006

Christian Examples and the Religion of Peace

This statement from Talgat Tadzhuddin, Russia's chief Muslim religious leader, concerning a planned Moscow gay pride parade, seems a bit hard to square with a "religion of peace":
"Under no circumstances should something like this [parade] be permitted. And if they come out into the streets anyway, they should only be beaten up. Any normal person would do that — Muslims and Orthodox Christians alike."
I'd like to think that this thug isn't entitled to speak for Christians (nor even for all Muslims), but with "Christian" examples like Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria advocating violence and the criminalization of even speaking favorably of homosexuality, it seems that Christians and Muslims both have some leaders who are thugs.

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