WELCOME TO SHARIAMERICA
By Debra Rae
June 3, 2011
Acts 17 Apologetics has posted a provocative U-Tube video in which David Wood welcomes listeners to what he dubs “SHARIAmerica.” In it, Wood offers compelling reason why our government’s official position regarding the “Holy” Qur’an exemplifies religious duplicity. The postmodern term for “double standard” is “political correctness.” It entails unfair application of a principle, rule, or expectation to different groups—only one of which is condemned for the slightest offense. The other is treated far more leniently.
One would expect that, if a double standard were applied in “the land of the free,” it would favor Bible principles. Indeed, in 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court established that “our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.”
Even so, freedom of religion allows free exercise of the Christian faith while, at the same time, it gives place to those of differing persuasions. In his 1791 autobiography, Benjamin Franklin “did not disapprove” of a Pennsylvania meeting place designed to accommodate preachers of all religions. “Even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us,” Franklin added, “he would find a pulpit at his service.”