Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dhimmi preacher reads the Qur'an in church to build bridges

A claimed Islamophile and scholar of Islam, Reverend Andrew Butler, Rector of St. John’s parish wants his parishioners to understand that Islam is just the same as Christianity and that there is nothing to fear.  He believes Muslims are being demonized and he wants everyone to get along.  Poor dear, he does not realize what he is doing.  I wonder if he asked whether his congregation could hold a service at the local mosque on a Friday night?  I am sure the local Muslims would welcome him in with open arms, as Butler did to their imam and themselves.

I'm betting not.

From Baristanet May 19 by Megan Schaefer

Interfaith Service at St. John’s Parish in Montclair  

While there’s no minaret at the church, the words of “Allahu akbar,” (God is greater) will none-the-less invite both Christians and Muslims to worship side by side. During the interfaith service, verses from the Holy Qur’an will complement readings from the Holy Bible, including during Communion, embracing the traditions of both religions.

Reverend Andrew Butler, Rector of St. John’s parish since September 1, 2010, decided to have this service in order to demonstrate that both Islam and Christianity stem from Abrahamic roots, as well as to dispell negative stereotypes about the Muslim faith.

“I’ve grown concerned about the demonization of Muslims. I want Montclair to develop an understanding of the religion.” Reverend Butler stated.

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1 comment:

Jay Knott said...

Is that a rainbow flag outside the church? Episcopalians must be the most liberal church in the world. From tolerating Catholics to gay bishops. Whatever you think of the illogicality of liberal religion, these Anglicans are at least being consistent - they are tolerating Islam as well, in their own church. Given their extreme openness, why should they discriminate against Muslims? Do you think they should be intolerant of Jews?