A Collar, a Headscarf, and a Circus of Misunderstanding

June 26, 2007

Here's today's Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:

Baseball humorist Yogi Berra once quipped, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Well, one Seattle woman is taking Yogis advice to heart. Episcopal priest Rev. Ann Holmes Redding recently announced for the last 15 months shes been both a Christian and a Muslim. In Reddings mind, the distance between her cathedral and the mosque is not far. Says Redding, "I am both Muslim and Christian...I'm 100 percent both. At the most basic level, I understand the two religions to be compatible. That's all I need." Perhaps someone should inform Rev. Redding that the two faiths are anything but compatible. Even the president of the Islamic Center of Washington said, I don't know how that works. Whats more disturbing is that Reddings bishop accepts her as both a priest and a Muslim, and finds the interfaith possibilities exciting. What her bishop finds exciting is another tragic example of the decay of truth in a culture that wants to have it both ways. Reddings misled desire to have it both ways makes a mockery of Christians throughout the world who endure extreme persecution when they leave Islam to embrace Christ.

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