Posted by: thebylog | November 29, 2008

Loving Enemies vs. Fighting Them

You probably have heard about the harassment (for instance, here) unleashed upon the supporters of Proposition 8 in California.  Much of the outrage has been directed at the Mormon church, which seemed to catalyze the pro-Prop 8 groundswell.  The vitriol is notable since hate is what the anti-Prop 8 crowd is decrying.

However, a post from a Christian worldview blog troubles me.  It says in part:

It’s up to us, through Christ, to speak out against this persecution, in the name of freedom.

Aren’t Christians to love their enemies?  There’s no mention of this in the post, just a call to stand up for those being persecuted.  I think both are necessary, but when a Christian is in the throes of a culture war it becomes hard to exercise the love of Christ to those they are fighting so hard against.


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