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Church silence promotes violence to humans, to animals, to our environment, to our economy, to our education, to our finances, and to our health.
By: Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman

In Reference to: Ignoring One of God's Most Beautiful Prophecies

By Nancy - 17 Feb 2016


I just have to thank you for your beautiful Web site with Scripture passages and relating it to the human capacity for destroying everything we touch. So very true.

It pains me to attend church and be afraid to speak out about the horrific impact our carnivorous palates have on everything including our health, the planet, and worst of all, the torture perpetuated on God’s creatures. One has to ask oneself: “Why would God create such beautiful, intelligent, sentient beings just so we can maim, murder, torture, and kill them?” He wouldn’t. But, I have discovered that a lot of intelligent people would much rather give up their firstborn than change their diets!

Here is the Bible passage from Genesis that I can’t get past:

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

I have not read anything in the Bible that blessed and approved factory farming and animal torture.

Thanks again for your work for the animals.


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Church Silence Promotes Violence
The intent of this series is to wake up and encourage the Church to greater works of love and compassion (John 14:12).  It is not to condemn the Church, in general, or any individual, any more than Jesus condemned the woman caught in adultery.  Jesus said to her, "...go your way.  From now on sin no more." (John 8:11)  And this is our message to the Church:  Recognize our sins of the past and go forth seeking to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), correcting the sins of the past, for that is the only way we can truly show the world that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, might, and mind, including the whole of creation, which includes our neighbors whom we are to love as ourselves.