Monday, October 05, 2009

Conservative speaker censored

According to OneNewsNow,
Conservative activist David Horowitz has been asked not to present a speech titled "Islamo-Fascism Awareness and Civil Rights" at St. Louis University.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Catholic school canceled his appearance because officials were concerned the speech could be viewed as "attacking another faith."

Have these Catholic academics ever read their Bible? The writers of the Old Testament constantly criticize the gods of the nations around them. Deuteronomy, for example, says,
"Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the alter you build to the LORD your God and to don erect a sacred stone for these the LORD your God hates" (Deut 16:21).
The Psalmist writes,
"The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. they have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see, they have ears, but they cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths" (Ps 135:15-17).
And we won't even mention how "tolerant" Elijah was toward the prophets of Ba'al!

I can just hear them saying, Oh, but that was the Old Testament! But in the New Testament Paul tells his readers to flee idolatry (1 Cor. 10:14; Gal 5:20) and says that pagans who sacrifice to idols are sacrificing to demons (1 Cor 10:20-21).

Muslims and Evangelical Christians understand very well--even if modern liberals do not--that if the claims of Muhammad are true, Christianity cannot be true. If the claims of Christ are true, Islam cannot be true. For that matter, atheists understand that if atheism is true, all religions are lies.

This is a battle for truth and when liberal "Christian" purveyors of political correctness will not allow another religion to be criticized, they have surrendered the truth without a fight and come dangerously close to denying the faith they profess to proclaim.

What happened to academia as an open forum for debating ideas?

1 comment:

da HOOK said...

Ten years ago, SLU cancelled a speech by Dan Quayle because the content was going to be "too political."