Thursday, August 09, 2007

Where is the outrage?

Last month the Taliban kidnapped over twenty South Korean Christian volunteers who were working to help the Afghanistan people. At least two have been murdered so far and there are threats to kill more. Faith Mcdonnel, director of Religious Liberty Programs for the Institute on Religion and Democracy wants to know where is the outrage. She comments:

Why is it that the media finds the brief incarceration of Paris Hilton worthy of ‘round the clock vigils, but spares little ink and little air time to tell the world more about these two men who gave their lives while serving the people of Afghanistan?

Even more disturbing than lack of media coverage though, is the tepid response of the churches to the plight of their brothers and sisters from South Korea.

No matter what issues currently occupy Christians in the U.S., they should shift their focus to Afghanistan right now and join the churches in South Korea in vigilant prayer for the remaining hostages. This was an opportunity to witness to the world that the Body of Christ is one worldwide Body.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Yes, so little coverage. Only 169 articles in the mainstream media