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Religious Brouhaha Poll Results

August 24, 2010 by
Religious Brouhaha Poll Results

Brad Abare recently broached the topic of heightened increasing opposition Muslims across the country are facing. Since then, a mosque near Ground Zero and a church in Florida burning copies of the Quran have made headlines, bringing the issue back to center stage. But where do you, noble reader, stand on these disagreements?

Well, 62% of you think that we’re not going to get anywhere decrying mosques and burning books. The only way to come to any sort of peace is to discuss and try to coexist peacefully with one another.

Next up, 27% of folks that responded think we need to live somewhere in the middle. There’s a time and place to take a stand for what you believe in, but we have to be tactful at the same time. You think Christians can accept and care for Muslims while staying firm in what they believe.

And lastly, 11% of you say that we’ve got to stay firm, regardless of the hit to our public relations. Even if it’s not politically correct or culturally acceptable to burn copies of the Quran, you think churches have to do what they feel they have to do, throwing PR caution to the wind.

We look forward to hearing more stories of churches handling these issues in innovative, gracious ways in the future. And feel free to sound off in the comments with your thoughts and stories of success.

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Joshua Cody


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2 Responses to “Religious Brouhaha Poll Results”

  • Craig
    August 24, 2010

    We do have to stand up for what we believe in, but how in the WORLD is burning books something we believe in? If someone were burning Bibles, how outraged would we be? Those actions are not about “taking a stand.” Those actions are from people who have forgotten Christ’s ultimate commandment to love one another.


  • Tonja
    August 27, 2010

    Are Muslims the tax-collectors of our day? Maybe the PR that needs to take a hit is our reputation among the church leaders who would be shocked by a Christian spending time with a “sinner.”



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