Archive for August 8th, 2008

They’ll know we are Christians by our hate?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Last Sunday the worship service at Gateway Covenant Church was led by our youth, and they did a song that I remember friom the 1970s but don’t remember singing in many years, “They’ll know we are Christians by our love.” It’s a simple anthem, but I believe it is biblically sound.

By contrast, today I read this news story about a group that calls themselves Christian but spreads hatred, who plan to come into Canada specifically to picket at the funeral of the Greyhound murder victim. This is the same group that protests at funerals of gays in the U.S. holding placards reading “God Hates Fags.”

Apparently they plan to inform Canadians that the murder victim was singled out by God as judgement for Canada’s sins as a nation.

What kind of twisted logic can connect the senseless murder of a passenger sleeping on a Greyhound bus with the judgement of God on our country? Are they saying that the murderer was doing God’s bidding?

Kudos to Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day for taking swift action to stop these people at the border before they do more harm to the reputation of followers of Jesus.