Every society—even in the West—defines freedom differently,…[Wissam al-Saliby, advocacy officer for the WEA] continued, and the WEA must keep to an international minimum as it represents evangelical opinion. Hate speech is a significant societal problem, and the global WEA body endorses the UN-backed Rabat Plan of Action to determine when it crosses the line into incitement to violence.
The Christian minimum, however, is drawn instead from the image of God.
“Our ability to reject God and his love,” Saliby said, “establishes the absolute right of freedom of expression, religion, and the changing thereof.”
Secure in God’s love themselves, all Christians should condemn Quran burnings.
“Insulting religions does not reflect our Christian witness,” said Saliby. “Our Lord and Savior is bigger than this.”
“What happened in Sweden was an unwholesome use of the concept of personal freedom,” said one pastor in Baghdad. https://t.co/RyvtD1F0Nz
— Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) July 12, 2023