With dead bodies lying at a UN compound in Afghanistan and a burnt Quran in Florida I write this heavyhearted piece of opinionated garbage. This may very well incite both those who are Christians and those who believe that the first Amendment is nearest to the bible. However, as a Veteran I am bound to my beliefs that the first Amendment let alone the Bible itself do not protect things done concerning fear and hatred.
Four Nepalese guards were killed along with three Afghan UN workers during a riot at the UN compound in Kabul, Afghanistan during a civilian riot over the burning of a Quran in Florida. During the riot, it is believed that seven to fifteen insurgents charged in after the gate was breached and began to open fire upon the UN workers and guards. It was not exactly a fair fight as the guards were all trained to not shoot at civilians even if they are showing aggression.
The three workers ran into a dark bunker believing they would be safe but they were not as the insurgents hunted them down and killed them anyway. And this is all inspired by the hatred filled Christians in a Florida church who judged all Muslims and burned the Quran with protest. Which is such a shame since a person who did actually attend church as a child learned one of the major things about Christianity, "though shall not judge lest ye be judged."
Personally, I would imagine this church filled with bigotry and hatred would have been appalled if a group of anyone burnt a Bible in protest of their beliefs. Crying out for justice against hatred only to honestly be acting like many ancestors of Southern America. It hearkens the likeness of crosses burning in the front lawns of others simply because of the color of their skin.
I am an Army Veteran and not for violence against anyone regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation period. I am in fact more for those who preach hatred to be put at the front line of the defense of such violence. Use them to protect our children who are forced to arm themselves against those who wish us violence based upon our beliefs as a country.
I would love for all those so-called Christians who believe in preaching death due to someone else's orientation, religious beliefs, etc. simply are preaching hatred and not the true message of Christianity. Love thy neighbor is not exactly on their conscience as they protest Muslims and soldier's funerals. These minority churches in my opinion no longer deserve our protection by the first Amendment simply because they live in America.
The problem is they are putting everyone else in America and abroad in danger simply because they don't truly believe in Christianity as a loving and caring for all others religion period. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110403/ap_o...http://www.examiner.com/religion-culture...http://jonathanturley.org/2011/03/22/ame...