From Christianity Today in the USA:
Should U.S. Bomb Syria? Evangelical Leaders Take Surprising Vote
National Association of Evangelicals finds out where its members stand.
Jeremy Weber [ posted 9/5/2013 02:27PM]
As Congress debates whether or not America’s military should intervene in Syria after chemical weapons killed nearly 1,500 people, a survey of evangelical leaders nationwide reveals how they would vote.
On Tuesday, the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents more than 45,000 churches from 40 denominations, asked its board members: “Should Congress authorize direct U.S. military intervention in Syria?”
The result: 62.5 percent said no, while 37.5 percent said yes.
He acknowledges the broad agreement on “serious consequences” for the use of chemical weapons, but also notes, “Christians in Syria have been victims during the past two years of civil war. We don’t want to make their lives worse.”
“There is a major consensus amongst the Christian leaders in this region that any military intervention by the United States will have a detrimental effect on the situation and in particular for Christians in Syria,” Tunnicliffe wrote to the White House and the United Nations. “Christians have already been threatened in Syria by some of the opposition indicating that a post regime Syria will be Muslim and Christians will not be welcome.”
[US Congresswoman] Barbara Lee says more diplomacy needed in Syrian matters: here.
Nearly 5000 sign “petition” with teeth: Tell Congress – Vote for war – we’ll show you the door! #Peace Voter Pledge: here.
- NAE Poll Reveals Most Evangelicals Oppose America Bombing Syria (blackchristiannews.com)
- Middle East Christians Warn a U. S. Attack on Syria Would Have a Detrimental Effect (blackchristiannews.com)
- Christians in Middle East: U.S. attack on Syria would be detrimental (religionnews.com)
- Christians worldwide praying for Syria (christiantoday.com)
- National Association of Evangelicals Poll Finds that 62% of Evangelicals Oppose U.S. Military Involvement in Syria (blackchristiannews.com)
- Could an attack on Syria backfire on Christians? (syriacchristianity.wordpress.com)