Unless you’ve been in a coma, it is difficult to miss the news about the “prayer service” last Friday at the Washington National Cathedral. This was a MUSLIM prayer service in an ostensibly Christian facility.
Even the secular press had an excellent commentary about this event, addressing an issue the Episcopals are obviously totally ignorant of, let alone the issue of theology.
Only one person spoke the truth during this service; a woman who drove from Tennessee just to expose the fraud for what it was. The sad thing is that there were no men with the courage to stand up to this as she did. How many hundreds of thousands of good Christian men within short driving distances would have been able to do the same thing? The defense of the Christian faith is more and more done by women, as men abdicate spiritual leadership.
With all the protest marches in front of abortion clinics, at “gay pride” parades, etc, where were these protesters when Muslims are invited to a “Christian” facility to promote the religion of Islam? If the woman could make a point by disrupting the service, couldn’t a point also have been made by a solitary man outside with a sign?
I’m just making a point, but in reality I doubt if this woman accomplished much. After all, those in charge of that church long ago turned apostate and will not listen to rebuke.
11/27/14 UPDATE: Excellent commentary by Eriwn Lutzer.