- FLH: We don't believe that the Church takes a real stand on animal issues because they don't want to rock any boats, and possibly lose their sources of income from parishioners who use. eat, and wear animals. Furthermore, most of the church leaders are eating animal flesh and bodily secretions and they really don't want to change their own lifestyles, either.
2. Do you think Christians are well informed on the Bible's and the Church's stance on Animal cruelty?
- FLH: Other than for some "pet" issues, we have not heard of any mainline Church taking a stance on animal cruelty. Most Christians are not Bible literate, and they are usually taught in church that they can do whatever they want to animals (hunt them, kill them, eat them, and wear them).
3. Why did you feel compelled as a Christian to take a strong stance on the issue of animal welfare?
- FLH: Because, we feel called to speak the truth about the atrocities being committed upon animals, and the Church's indifference to the suffering of animals.
4. Have we Christians always been so silent on the issue of animal cruelty?
- FLH: Unfortunately, mostly yes, but there have always been those who have spoken out to try to bring some sanity and compassion back into the Church.
5. What does the Bible have to say on the issue of Animal welfare?
- FLH: Proverbs 12:10 says, "A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast [animal], But the compassion of the wicked are is cruel." In Genesis, we are taught that both humans and other animals were created as living souls, and in Revelation 4 that there are myriad upon myriads of animals in heaven. If God cares this much about animals, so should we.