Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Islamic group wants Chrisitans to stay quiet

NEWS: The mayor of Lancaster, California, is being criticized for telling residents that their town is a growing Christian community and they should be proud of that.
Mayor R. Rex Parris made the remarks at the end of his annual State of the City address last week.
The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the comments, saying it plans to file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Justice Dept. Executive director Hussam Ayloush says elected officials shouldn't be using their public positions to impose their religious beliefs. This is exactly the type of absurd claims and threats keeping many Christians from expressing their belief in Christ. The last thing Jesus said was "Go and tell," and I have yet to find any definition of "telling" or expressing pride in something is "imposing" it on anyone.
Mayor Parris told the Los Angeles Times that he has no such intentions and says he won't apologize. Good for him! For his stance, the mayor is now facing harsh criticism, and is up for re-election in April of this year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT: You can contact Lancaster City Hall and express your support for the stance and courage of Mayor Parris. The phone number is: (661) 723-6000 . If you would like to write a letter of support, the address is:
Lancaster City Hall
44933 N. Fern Avenue
Lancaster CA 93534

You can also contact media in the Lancaster area to express your support for Mayor Parris' words. For the contact information for all the newspapers, radio and TV stations in the area, just click here. I hope many will voice their public support for the mayors pride in Christianity.