Well, score one for the Taunton, MA Pubic School System. Today they suspended a 2nd grader for drawing a "violent" stick figure of Jesus on the cross. (left) Top that off with sending him to the shrink before allowing him to come back to school. (Article)
Around these parts, the Catholic church is the most well attended church denomination in New England. There are crucifixes everywhere! That's why the little sign over Jesus on the crucifix says "IN RI." Not really... it says "Jesus Christ King of the Jews in 3 languages.
When I was in Norway, we heard that Sweden had enacted a law which basically said any "Born Again Christians" had mental problems and were to be treated as such. We were on a team with some guys that had been put away because they "heard from God!" Now I understand that most churches don't want to hear from God, but this was pathetic.
I was reading the comments on the article, and they range from "fire the incompetent idiots" to, "why would a public school teacher ask kids to do a Christmas assignment?" I am shaking my head.
A the end of the age, Christians will be persecuted around the world. It will not be supposed private comments by left-wing politicians like, "Christians cling to the guns and religion." The question then will not be "Are you willing to stand up for your faith?" but "Are you willing to die for it?"
And for the record - I don't buy the pre-tribulation rapture theology. I think we're going to be here for the tribulation. And like the real body of Christ, the body of Christ will suffer. But this blog isn't about your tribulation theology, I am just wondering if you are willing to die for your faith?