Op/Ed By George Payne
“Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.” – Matthew 5:44
The only difference between a self-proclaimed Christian pastor who condones the massacre in Orlando, and a self-proclaimed Jihadist who actually carries out the ambush, is that one uses the Bible to justify their violence, while the other uses the Quran.
Although the self-proclaimed Christian pastors may not pursue their victims with the same militant vengeance as the self-proclaimed Jihadists, they still harbor the same vile feelings inside their hearts.
In captured video footage on YouTube, it can be seen how some pastors have no problem whatsoever, saying that more people should have died in Pulse nightclub.
If these ministers of destruction were given a free pass from law enforcement- and tolerated by an indifferent society- they would no doubt authorize their foot soldiering congregants to shoot up every LGBTQ bar, restaurant, night club, gym, art gallery, school, and affirming church in America.
And, if sanctioned to use assault rifles with immunity on these sexual infidels, they would likely choose more lethal weapons to enforce God’s wrath than mere AR-15s.
To be blunt, these self-proclaimed Christian pastors sanction mass killings nearly every single Sunday, when they preach justified warfare from the pulpit.
And, in the sacred name of Christian Democracy, and the holy commandments of capitalism, they pray for our soldiers, place offerings in their coffers, pump fuel in their tanks, and promise that they are on a mission from God.
Of course, they don’t call these killings mass murders; they call them “drone strikes” to mask the horror.
But, what if these soldiers are not on a mission from God? What if they are on a mission from Uncle Sam, and their church is nothing more than a recruiting station?