Monday, December 31, 2007

Attacks On Christians Increasing

Reading my headline, from what country do you think I am referring to? Do you think I refer to China and its recent attacks and jailings of Christians who do not worship the state mandated/sanctioned religion? Do you think I am going to speak of a Muslim governed country where the practice of any other religion is done only under threat of death. If Christians, or Muslim converts to Christianity, are caught by the Muslim Police, they are put to death.

No. My title refers to a recent news article in the ... Fort Worth CBS 11 website.

Yep. Expect to see more like this in the future...
A passenger on a Fort Worth bus says the T. Bus Service discriminated against her religion.

Christine Lutz says she was reading her Bible to her children when the bus driver asked her to stop or get off the bus.

Lutz, a Seventh Day Adventist, and her children were on their way to church.

"She then said, 'Well I don't think this is the place or the time to do so.' And I said, 'Oh, but it's the perfect time and the perfect place since it is our Sabbath and it is the time with the Lord and therefore I'm going to continue.' And I continued," she explained.

Then, a TRE supervisor came on board. Lutz also told him that she would not stop reading. She and her family were escorted off the bus.
Now, it that doesn't quite shock you enough (which it should make you furious!), then the statements by a Texas state Representative ought to make you grab your guns to defend your life, liberties and freedom of religion.
"Anyone who is loud will be asked to be quiet," said representative Joan Hunter. "That is a standard policy across country in the transit industry."

It doesn't matter what is said, the T has a policy of no loud or abusive behavior.

"It's only if the other passengers will complain, or it's obviously so loud it's distracting the operator, that we will ask them to stop," Hunter explained.
Was there an indication that she was loud? Was she reading LOUDLY to her children? If so, one must ask, why would she? Why would a mother who is sitting next to her kids read LOUDLY? She wouldn't of course unless she wants to bursts her kid's eardrums. So, that leave the second reason that her reading from the bible was an abusive behavior.

Question. Why is a state rep coming to the rescue of a local transit administration and making accusations against this mother of two?

Reading out loud from the bible now is considered abusive behavior. No question. It is a statement. Christians have been under attack for over a decade now. They have been attacking our holidays and any expression of our holy days. Now, they attack our freedom to read.

If you have had problems agreeing with those who say that Christians or Christmas has been under attack, then please explain this story to me.

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