Nowhere have Christian standards fallen so far as in regards to war and peace. It takes real courage to maintain a witness for peace in today's context in which the average person is comfortable with a government dominated by the military-industrial complex and sees it as somehow unpatriotic to question the morality of waging war. Yet the words of Jesus are simple and direct, without exceptions: "Turn the other cheek." ... "Love your enemy." ... "Pray for those who persecute you." Americans have become so enamored with weapons, so numbed to violence, that they have come to believe that they can somehow be "good Christians" and simply ignore this gaping hole in our national ethics.
James Standish is one believer who has the courage to take a stand. He represents his denomination as a lobbyist for human rights registered with the U.S. Congress. The stand he has taken will not be popular with some of his denominational leaders. Read what he has to say and then write him with your support. That is the least you can do today to meet the expectations of Jesus amidst the context we find ourselves in.