Friday, March 1, 2013

There Was No One Left to Speak for Me

Florida College Says Christian Group Can’t Have Christian Leaders

The Christians in this community should be on the lawn of the school demanding that this decision be rescinded. Sadly though, it will most likely go unchallenged.

Reminds me of Martin Niemöller who was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. He was an anti-communist and supported Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was “not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement" when he wrote:

First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. 
Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. 
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

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