Religious freedom is slowly being eroded in western countries around the world. Stupid Christians sit back and simply let it happen without speaking out. Of course, we in the United States or Australia are not "yet" being martyred for our faith. But as more and more religious freedom is eroded by the despotic politicians of the socialist left the reality will sooner or later hit home. Remember Reverend Jeremiah Wright of the United Church of Christ?
It is not too difficult to find evidence in recent history and current affairs to validate these concerns. Even those conscientiously opposed to scare-campaigns are beginning to acknowledge that something, somewhere has gone horribly wrong and all the consequences are yet to be played out. We might prefer to speak positively about the context in which we find ourselves; but not to speak out, when other Christian brothers and sisters are under attack even in countries such as the UK, the US and Australia, is hardly justifiable. And if our voices are not heard now, protesting this movement away from freedom and tolerance towards restriction and greater and greater intolerance towards Christians, we will hardly be listened to when the situation moves further in that direction.