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
We suppose that if you asked most pastors, if they would agree with the fact that "the compassion of the wicked is cruel", they would say "Yes!" But when it comes to relating this statement to the care of animals, as the Bible teaches, they fall strangely silent, except for perhaps our own "pets".
In Proverbs 12:10 we are told:
A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
But the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
With very few exceptions, the church has been strangely silent on applying this passage to the horrible way that the vast majority of farmed animals treated, and to the people who inflict unspeakable misery on the animals. And, to make matters worse, the church publicly support the cruelty with the wearing of fur, and their church dinners featuring the eating of the tortured remains of chickens, cows, and pigs.
It's time for the church to stop hiding from the truth about animal suffering, and pretending that it doesn't exist.
It's time for the church to wake up and end it's silence, and begin to speak out against all forms of wickedness and animal cruelty.
It time for the church to stop supporting the cruelty with their church events and dinners, and the wearing of animal skins, since there is an abundance of compassionate things to eat and wear.
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