June 07, 2016

Christians forced to "pray in silence" to not offend refugees housed in church

StaffRebel Columnist

Christians visiting the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were told to pray in silence so that African migrants would not be disturbed or offended.

Those visiting were told by volunteers for Caritas, a Christian charity, that they couldn't recite the rosary.

According to Breitbart, Caritas uses a chunk of its resources to facilitate mass migration to Europe and seeks to influence EU asylum policies.

Ventimiglia has a population of 55,000 and has been overwhelmed by migrants with reports of 50 entering a day with hopes to eventually get to France.

Enrico Ioculano, the town's mayor, called it “an untenable situation” and admitted the town is having trouble meeting the costs of the refugee influx.

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commented 2016-06-09 18:34:53 -0400
WOW. You can’t make this stuff up. Makes me want to go to that church and sing some 1970s liturgical folk music at the top of my lungs!
commented 2016-06-09 08:18:33 -0400
Hi Paul,

Are you related to Jake?
commented 2016-06-08 23:30:41 -0400
Seems like a good opportunity to share the good news. If someone is offended about you praying out loud then tell them all about Jesus _ they will either join you in prayer or leave. Besides not spreading the good news is offensive to God. The parable of the bags of gold explains this pretty clearly. Who do we really have to fear offending?
commented 2016-06-08 13:08:10 -0400
If we all stopped yapping on the internet and just refused to participate where ever possible in accommodating any special interest group the governments would have a clear choice. Throw the majority of their tax base in jail or simply let us do as we do…
commented 2016-06-08 10:48:38 -0400
I went to a wedding last summer, and the marriage took place in protestant church. I couldn’t believe how unbiblical the ceremony was. I was expecting it be more religious, but it fell short by a country mile. When churches no longer follow the word of God, it’s no wonder the flock is confused!
commented 2016-06-08 09:39:33 -0400
Too many churches are compromising the Word of God into a watered down gospel. If the church I went to told us to pray quietly so as to not offend others I’d walk out and not come back. Jesus is the way the truth and the life and as believers we should not have any fear of celebrating Christ and for standing on strong morals. Christians are in the world but they aren’t of it. The world is a disgusting display of false religion and moral depravity. This sick society continually tries to silence Christians because they fear the foundation of Christ that Christians stand on. They fear the gospel!
commented 2016-06-08 09:16:33 -0400
Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV) “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’”

Oh the treachery. LoL. if that is wrong to say out loud, then Houston we have a problem,
commented 2016-06-08 01:16:45 -0400
Sheldon, Jesus did not call us to be door mats. He told us “to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves”. He did not call us to be both as wise and innocent as doves. Scripture calls us many times to exercise discernment. For some inexplicable reason those on the left refuse to do so.
commented 2016-06-08 00:30:30 -0400
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commented 2016-06-07 22:51:20 -0400
We should notice that this is not a case of refugees demanding their rights, it is a case of the welcoming hosts encouraging one another to extend hospitality — even to the point of keeping quiet to make the new arrivals feel comfortable.

The generosity of those welcoming refugees in Europe is striking, and Canadians are perceived as being just as kind.

We should not be surprised that so many of these new arrivals — particularly Muslims — are considering their own spiritual lives.

This article, from Britain’s The Guardian, describes the transformations going on:

commented 2016-06-07 22:30:21 -0400
The ignorant lunatics of Islam are still killing in the name of Allah and his sick delusional prophet Mohamed.
They will only change when there is not a Muslim left!

commented 2016-06-07 22:13:28 -0400
When the muzzies were wiping out the buddhists in India…their spiritual leader was taken captive and brought to the caliph for execution….

“And so godless infidel…what sall become of you when I strike you down?”

ZEN MASTER…“I shall be re-incarnated 100 times as a willfully ignorant jackass in order that I may be truely worthy….and then I shall go directly to Hell”

CALIPH….“If that is the fate of a buddhist holy man then what is the point of buddhism?”

ZEN MASTER….“If I was unworthy and unwilling to go to Hell….who would be there to teach you?”
commented 2016-06-07 21:55:24 -0400
Sorry Sheldon Berg; while those values you cite are quintessentially Christian values, and admirable ideals to aspire to when dealing with individuals of like mind, they carry ZERO weight with Islam where Islam has weight of numbers to overrule your beliefs. Convert, pay the tax, or die; you are tolerated dhimmi at best, reviled infidel at worst.

There is no need to break the Golden Rule first of course, i.e., treat everyone upfront as you would want to be treated. But if that’s not the way it shakes out, I suppose it is your personal right to turn your cheek as many times as it takes for them to finally whack off your head; being more Druidic than Christian I will not.
commented 2016-06-07 21:42:19 -0400
Not a practising Christian, but if this church were located anywhere near me I’d go and recite at the top of my voice. Maybe break into a verse or two of “Jerusalem” while I was at it.
commented 2016-06-07 21:07:44 -0400
Christians should be Christians and follow the teachings of Christ. Christianity is counter cultural and does not try to fit into any political or cultural norm. It transcends human standards, ideas, and inclinations. Christianity is Christ. Those of us who are Christians need to forget about justice as we would like to have it. Christ did not seek to vindicate himself or fight for his rights. Are Christs followers greater than Christ? I do understand the inclination to want fairness and justice but People who follow Christ should not expect justice here and now. Those who are not Christians should not speak on behalf of the faith. We are called to serve and endure. If there were more people who followed Christ this world would be a very different world. I am saying this to myself as much as anyone.
There have been many who have suffered greater injustice than this and accepted it with joy because they knew Christs love and forgiveness. Many of us can’t love, or endure, or suffer long, or forgive because we do not yet know the love of Jesus Christ. Let’s use this story to remind ourselves that we need to examine our faith. ‘For if you only love those who love in return what credit is that to you?’
I have come to realize that we want political solutions to problems that require a personal, fundamental, and profound response. Politics and governments are failing us because we have decided to apply them to issues and challenges they could not possibly solve. Government is important and politics could be helpful but they are an inadequate replacement for the values, qualities, and truth necessary for humans to live together in peace and harmony.
commented 2016-06-07 19:25:56 -0400
Ridiculous, whose churches this anyway, if they’re offended they should go outside.
commented 2016-06-07 16:13:09 -0400
I haven’t been to Ottawa or Montreal in years. Do they still ring the bells on the Peace Tower? Do they still ring the bells from Christ Church on Dominion Square in Montreal
Sometimes I like to ponder, are we still allowed to take a slay ride and to ring a cow bell at a football game how about at the race track when the horses start running, just wondering how about the bells on a bike
REBELS email your prime minister and member of parliament that you will hold them personally responsible for any harm you or your family suffers from their import of these 7 th century thro backs JUST DO IT
commented 2016-06-07 14:51:05 -0400
They should blast their prayers to God over a megaphone, just like the call to prayer is blasted for all to hear.
commented 2016-06-07 14:40:41 -0400
@ Glenn Craig. You win the internet today with that one! Awesome!
commented 2016-06-07 14:31:49 -0400
@ Glenn Craig commented 18 mins ago
Hail Mary full of grace….muzzies took our sacred space…to save our politicians’ face….I dare not lay me down to sleep…lest my kids get raped by a creep….now I feel so God forsaken…I gave an inch…a mile was taken.
commented 2016-06-07 14:12:38 -0400
Hail Mary full of grace….muzzies took our sacred space…to save our politicians’ face….I dare not lay me down to sleep…lest my kids get raped by a creep….now I feel so God forsaken…I gave an inch…a mile was taken.
commented 2016-06-07 14:06:03 -0400
The political cowards and butt kissers are interfering where they should mind their own business. In any event, the God of Israel will hear your prays, whether they are spoken or are asked in silent prayer. Christianity is not a showy religion, but the religion of pieces is. They are allowed to stop traffic, and interfere with business, while they roll out their mats. I would speak out loud anyway, and if they are offended, while they should be sent to their safe spaces, or sit on their mats, while Christians worship the one and only true God, the God of Israel.
commented 2016-06-07 13:46:59 -0400
If the refugees are offered a place to stay in a Christian church they do not have the right to set the rules. If it is the custom of the Christians to pray out loud, then the Muslim refugees should either step out of the church until the praying is over, cover their ears, or just live with it.