To The Daily Sun,
Readers of letters in The Laconia Daily Sun have seen many inane statements about Christianity, but James Veverka's letter of Feb. 18 wins the prize with his claims of Christian "Sharia." Let's consider some examples.
The most sacred Christian symbols are presented as "art" in urine and elephant dung. Most Christians ignore this offense. A few Christians say taxpayer money shouldn't be used to display such "art;" apparently "Christian Sharia."
A few cartoons make fun of Mohammed. Muslim clerics following real Sharia doctrine urge hundreds of thousands of Muslims to riot destroying property and killing dozens of innocent people.
If a pro-life extremist kills an abortion doctor, he is condemned by every Christian and prosecuted.
A Dutch moviemaker makes a movie describing the treatment of women in Islam and identifying the passages in the Koran directing that treatment. He is murdered without condemnation by Muslim leaders.
Most Christians believe people can pretty much dress as they like. Sharia "morality police" arrest and/or beat women for "immoral" dress that, for example, shows their ankles, is green (Mohammed's color), or exposes too much of their eyes, even when wearing a full burka.
When a woman is raped, Christians sympathize with the woman, try to help, and want to punish the rapist. Following Sharia, Muslim clerics permit honor killings of rape victims to restore the family's honor; stoning is the method urged by Mohammed.
If a woman becomes pregnant outside of marriage, some Christians think their taxes shouldn't have to pay for killing the fetus; under Sharia there is that pesky little honor killing thing again.
If a Christian converts to another faith, it's considered a personal choice. A Muslim who converts to another faith is condemned to death.
Judge Roy Moore came to national attention when he refused to remove a monument listing the Ten Commandments from in front of the Alabama Judicial Building. Apparently Moore demonstrates "Christian Sharia" by being insensitive to the discomfort that the Ten Commandments might cause thieves, adulterers, murders, and people who bear false witness. Judge Moore was removed from office, most likely by Christians.
Judge Moore was recently re-elected, and, representing the feelings of a vast majority of Alabama citizens and until recently President Obama's stated beliefs, he has stood up for Alabama's traditional marriage law, more Christian "Sharia".
A Christian baker turns down the request to provide a wedding cake for a homosexual marriage for people they have served for years, apparently "Christian Sharia".
Nevertheless, Christians don't approve of harming homosexuals, preventing what consenting adults do in private, or directing what homosexuals call their relationships.
Real Sharia directs killing homosexuals. Real Sharia tolerates no homosexual relationships let alone marriages.
President Obama, who has killed thousands of innocent people with drone strikes, condemns Christianity for the Crusades, Jim Crow laws, and slavery (but he won't condemn Muslim terrorism). And it's true, some evil, as well as much good, has been done in the name of Christianity.
But, showing amazing tolerance, the Crusades were only launched after 400 years of terrorism and attacks by Muslims on Christian Europe, Christian holy sites, and peoples of every religion within or bordering territory that Muslims controlled.
Jim Crow laws were created, supported, and enforced by Democrats ("Christian Sharia"?) such as Senator Robert Byrd (former KKK member who filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act) who Democrats called the conscience of the Senate, and opposed by Republicans and some Democrats most of whom were Christians.
Slavery has existed for the whole history of mankind and only eliminated by the influence of Christianity. Slavery was eliminated in the U.S. 150 years ago by a Republican president who defeated the Democratic presidential candidate who wanted to make peace with the South allowing slavery to continue.
Slavery existed legally in some Sharia controlled countries until the 1990s. Following real Sharia, ISIS is selling female captives as slaves right now; teenagers cost about $200, women in their 40s cost about $60.
Any attempt to equate modern Christianity with Sharia is evidence of ignorance, willful misinformation, and/or flights of fantasy.
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