Excerpt from FaithZette
Written by Mark Christian, M.D.
Ich bin ein Berliner. (I am a Berliner).
Those four simple words were uttered by President John F. Kennedy on June 26, 1963, against the geopolitical backdrop of the Berlin Wall. Those words represented strength and unity in the face of tyranny and oppression — and they’re as appropriate today as they were 53 years ago.
Today in Berlin, Cairo, and all across the globe, Christians are crying out for us to stand against their oppressors with the same strength of character our late president showed the world.
But we live in an age of political correctness run amok, in which Christians are hesitant about showing their faith or wishing others a Merry Christmas.
We are expert at ensuring we do not offend — and we change our words to protect the sensitivities of others. We pluck the manger scenes out of our public squares, and even from our churches, as clergy want to avoid offending Muslims or any other non-Christian sect.
After the events of recent days, Americans have the opportunity to say that we, too, are Berliners, and that we will stand up to the assaults waged against our way of life by Islamists who seek our destruction.
Do we have the courage and fortitude to take that stand?