Christians told ‘pray in silence’ to avoid offending migrants
And the actions, reported by Breitbart, among others, generated thousands of online comments in just hours on Monday.
Those included blanket condemnations of Islam, the faith practices by many immigrants arriving in Italy, and plans to buy and apply bacon, which is forbidden to Muslims, in liberal quantities.
It’s also not the first time Christian churches have given in entirely to a Muslim agenda that puts all other faiths and their members in second class. Previously the Archbishop of Canterbury told members of churches in England they should not evangelize Muslims.
In the latest manifestation of the dominance handed to Muslims, members of the Christian church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia in Italy were told by volunteers from Caritas, a Catholic organization working for migrants, to pray in silence or go somewhere else.
“Caritas is ostensibly a Catholic charity, although much of its resources are spent on facilitating mass migration to Europe; the organization even boasts that it contributes to and seeks to influence European Union (EU) ‘asylum’ policies. Caritas reports that they have been distributing 600 meals a day to migrants in Ventimiglia,” Breitbart reported.
But when one of the women in the church asked that the migrants to moved so that she would be free to express her religion, through the rosary, Don Rito, parish priest, took her, and others, away from the church to another location, multiple reports confirmed.
Hundreds of migrants have been flooding into the Italian city of about 55,000 en route to other parts in Europe, and Mayor Enrico Ioculano said the city is struggling to pay the costs for the migrants.
Further, the migrant “guests” at St. Anthony’s Church have had to be inoculated against chicken pox, following an outbreak there, officials said.
Commenters below the published story had diverging opinions from the more militant, “It is time Christians take an equal stand for our religious rights” to a more direct reaction from one who said, “After being told that, it would have been extremely hard for me not to stand up and start praying at the top of my lungs.”
Then among the more than 3,000 comments that were posted in just a couple of hours was a warning, “Lock and load my friends. Get ready. After the presidential elections are over and Hillary is our new POTUS, we will be in deep poop because of her immigration policies.”
Then there were the overarching views, “It’s all part of the New World Order. Bring down the major institutions, create chaos and mayhem in the streets then step in like a savior to stop the fighting that you caused. The people will pay any price for their security.”
It was only a couple weeks earlier when Archbishop of Canterburg Justin Welby, a key faith leader in the United Kingdom, said Muslim migrants should not be evangelized by Christians.
He said Christians should not actively “proselytize” non-Christians, the Express reported.
The instructions came as 5.6 percent of Britain’s population now is identifying as Muslim and churches there are being converted into mosques.
Welby said Christians should be more concerned about “respect for the other,” and start by “listening before you speak.” They should offer “love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element, on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith.”
His comments earned a quick rebuke from other leaders who said his perspective is unbiblical.
Bible teacher and filmmaker Joel Richardson told WND, “Christianity has never merely been an intellectual acknowledgement of some particular set of doctrines.”
Earlier, pastor Gerhard Scholte of the Reformed Keizersgracht Church, a leader in the migrant movement in the Netherlands, told the Daily Beast that his church does not promote conversions of non-Christians.
Another report revealed Father Joachim Deterring, parish priest of the evangelical Königshardt-Schmachtendorf church in Oberhausen, Germany, agreed to house migrants in the building, and said in additional to taking the pulpit and pews out for beds, “the church is also clearing out Christian symbols.”
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