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Should Christians Support The Exclusion of Muslims Who Accept Sharia Law?

Remembering, of course, that for many Christians the notion that ‘it is more important to obey God than man’ is not only central but critical, is it proper for Christians to condemn Muslims to exclusion from this Country (as Trump and others are suggesting) based on the fact that they assert that Islamic law takes precedence over American law?

There are a number of laws which, as a Christian, I cannot support.  Does that mean I should be excluded from the United States?  After all, I have no intention of either marrying a gay couple nor participating in their marriage ceremony with my presence or my permission.  The law of the United States, however, insists that gay couples are free to marry.

Doesn’t my refusal to accept and practice that law mean I am exalting religion over Constitutional interpretation?  Indeed it does.  And I have no intention of doing otherwise.

So why should Muslims?  After all, the founding principle of American democracy is the free expression and practice of religion.  If the State can’t tell me to marry someone I don’t wish to, then the State can’t tell a Muslim to eat pork or abandon the burqa.

Dr Fox (whoever he is) isn’t a doctor of Scripture.  Or American history.

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Written by Jim

17/08/2016 at 11:45 am

Posted in Modern Culture

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  1. It is indeed cool and sympathetic to look upon Muslims who love Sharia law, but unfortunately, if one knows Sharia law as practiced (whether is intended to be so or not) they cannot support as a Christian or even as a human being, to be in the same PLANET of those who practice it. Practitioners or Sharia defend the physical punishment of women, (in some countries female castration, although Muslim claim that this is an African thing and not a Muslim thing), it defends killing those who exercise free speech and “offend”, a word with a very broad definition, anything Muslim, they believe that if a woman does not dress modestly according to Muslim requirements this woman can be attacked, punished physically and even raped; there is male dominance, a raped victim can be punished by death, since she provoked such an act, and can only use MEN as witness in an Sharia Court, gays are executed with no due process, with no due process, etc. I could go on and on about the practice of Sharia Law, but just look at the “beloved” refugees are doing to women in Europe, a well guarded secret by those who want to be “cool” and sympathetic to Muslims, and that would be enough to consider any Muslim Sharia Law supporter an undesirable neighbor. The worst of all is that those who use Sharia Law as their law do not want Sharia Law to over only those of their religion; they want to extend that to Christians as well, and Christians, according to the Muslim sacred book, are infidels liable to be killed as they are being killed in the name of Sharia Law.
    So, knowing this I believe it gives us a perspective that living in a country where gays can marry is not the same as living in a country where a religion practices Sharia Law.
    I do not need to appear cool or sympathetic and have no obligation to “prove” my Christianity to no one by accepting the things that the New Testament condemns, so I believe that anyone who practices or believes Sharia Law is a form of justice is undesirable in the same universe I live.
    Long, but necessary!

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    • nope.
      the fact remains, if america is a place where 1) people are free to practice their religion and 2) christians are allowed to abstain from practices they find reprehensible- then 3) everyone has that right. or no one does.

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      Jim

      17/08/2016 at 5:52 pm

  2. I totally agree up to the point where no other laws are broken, such as honor killings (under Sharia as it is practiced), killing those who offend your prophet – with a broad definition of offense, that mountain lion, one of my childhood cartoon characters would be beheaded for he repeated “oh, for the beard of the prophet…” – the demand that any other religion bows to theirs, and, incredibly the one that Americans prefer to ignore: LIE about Islam (as the religion of peace, for example) to promote Islam. So how can you believe any Muslim when he greets you with the common Salam Aleikum? Does he really come in peace? If we would reverse the coin, something totally acceptable in logic, and say “Christians should pass a law that anyone who offends the name of Jesus shall be put to death”, would that be acceptable in the name of religious freedom? (a good idea perhaps…)
    Or, if Christians would establish a law equal to Sharia law as practiced (I emphasize “as practiced” due to some reader who may say “you ignorant this is not real Sharia, it is how many extremists view it”, and they took that argument from a Muslim who, under Sharia, can lie to him…), would it be okay for Christians in the name of freedom? I often tell Americans: The worst kind of slavery is when you become a slave to your own obsession for unreasonable freedom! Not all that’s free is necessary akin to freedom!

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