Sunday, July 01, 2012

Religious Persecution In America Worth Celebrating

Amid the constant barrage of nonsense about how hostile America is becoming to the Christian faith, comes this story out of Oklahoma (!).
The Del City Planning Commission denied a zoning application Thursday for the relocation of a halfway house to Del City.
The halfway house, run by Center Point Inc., would relocate from SE 51 and Interstate 35 to 4216 E Reno, the current location of Howard Memorial Baptist Church.
“I feel that there's really no benefit to bring this into the community,” Planning Commissioner David Martin said.
Pam Deering, superintendent of Mid-Del Schools, said she was alarmed at Center Point's request.
“We feel that our children and their families' safety is the most important,” she said.
I remember someone saying: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

We should give thanks for the witness of Howard Memorial Baptist Church.


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