A Christian Minister Asks, Where is the Outrage Over Sderot?
Israeli students embrace during a rocket attack at their high school in the southern town of Sderot May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen
Brother Mel, a Christian minister ordained through Faith Fellowship Ministries in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wrote Rick Richman at Jewish Current Issues:
When the rockets fall on Israel, I always wonder, where is the outrage? The media is outraged over a theoretical global warming. They are outraged over a racist remark. They are outraged that a prisoner in Guantanamo might not have gotten his choice of cuisine. They weep for disoriented whales in San Francisco Bay.Brother Mel operates his ministry's website at Brother Mel Dot Com Ministries. I treasure and thank God for his support and for that of so many other Christians, including my brother Hedgehog.
But when the rockets fall on Israel and the blood flows in the streets and little children hide under their desks in school fearing another attack, the media has no outrage. They just blandly look on, seemingly with the attitude of "More Jews Killed? . . . Ho-Hum. Let's report on the BIG STORY -- Is Jenny going to get back with Brad or not?"
I am one among many Christians that DO TAKE NOTICE, and I do pray frequently for Israel and Jerusalem and for the Jewish people, and so do the other Christians I know. And I vote for leaders who take a public and unflinching stand for Israel.