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.