Monday, October 1, 2012


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cover of Martin Luther King, Jr.
22 Christians went to our nations capital to kneel and pray in front of the White House, an act of defiance against a law that prohibits people from kneeling and praying in that place. A law that is unconstitutional, and violates the civil rights of the citizens of the United States of America.

My question is this.  How come there were only 22? Where were the other rest of the people who call themselves Christians? Why aren't they there kneeling in an act of civil disobedience to a tyrannical law that violates their right of freedom of religion, and freedom to assemble?

Why only a small handful dare to put themselves of the line for freedom and liberty? Where are the others? Where is the rest of the Church of Jesus Christ? Why are they not going to Washington D.C. and kneeling to pray, knowing they will be arrested for it? Is the Church all talk and NO action? No wonder we are losing our freedoms!

English: Photograph of Rosa Parks with Dr. Mar...
English: Photograph of Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King jr. (ca. 1955) Mrs. Rosa Parks altered the negro progress in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955, by the bus boycott she unwillingly began. National Archives record ID: 306-PSD-65-1882 (Box 93). Source: Ebony Magazine Ελληνικά: Φωτογραφία της Rosa Parks με τον Dr. Martin Luther King jr. (περ. 1955.) Español: Fotografía de Rosa Parks con Martin Luther King jr. (aprox. 1955). Français : Photographie Rosa Parks (ca. 1955) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus where the law said he must sit because of the color of her skin. Martin Luther King broke the law and was arrested in protest of unjust laws. He wrote from his jail cell these words "One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly ... and with a willingness to accept the penalty."  

The 22 Christian who knelt in front of the White House did so knowing they would be arrested, but did so anyway because of an unjust law meant to stop Christian from
 praying in public in that location.

As a reminder to many, the White House is the peoples house, not the Governments. We allow the sitting President, his family, and staff to reside and work there. They are supposed to be representing us as citizens, not there own personal interested, or agendas.

My friends, if there ever was a time in American history for Christian to willfully disobey the law, this is it, and do so in public even if it costs them something to do so. After all, freedom cost other people there very lives to secure, so that we might live in freedom and safety.
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