Falwell faces some backlash on arming college students

"[S]tudents at another Christian university—Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.—say Falwell’s position does not represent Christian ideals. In an open letter to evangelical leaders, a coalition of Wheaton students condemned Falwell’s remarks, saying they were responding to 'religious oppression or violence' with fear instead of love." WORLD

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WallyMorris's picture

I wonder if some of these students are the same ones trying to change Wheaton's position on homosexuality. You never know . . .

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN


Aaron Blumer's picture


Odd how some so easily assume that...
1. You can't be motivated by both love *and* fear
2. That love cannot be focused on defending the innocent from attack by shooting the attacker.

How much love is there in letting someone kill a bunch of people when you could stop him?

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.

Bert Perry's picture

...if those students were led by the 60% of Wheaton professors that are said (Intercollegiate studies Institute, is the source) to have voted for President Obama?  OK, shooting criminals is bad, aborting innocents is A-OK?  I'm having trouble figuring that one out.

Seriously, didn't our Lord tell the Disciples to have a sword?  For what purpose?  Yes, there were times when He told them to abstain from self-defense and the defense of others (e.g. disciple in the garden cutting off the soldier's ear), but I don't know that total pacifism is a necessary conclusion of the Gospel.  Were not David and Moses men after God's own heart....and men who waged war when necessary?

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.