Politicians still object to churches speaking out

Albert Einstein described how he’d slowly watched his homeland give in to Adolf Hitler and wondered if any of the great German institutions would stand up and oppose Him. He said, ‘I expected the Universities to oppose Nazism. Instead they embraced it. I hoped for the press to denounce it, but instead they propagated its teachings. One by one the leaders and institutions which should have opposed the Nazi philosophy bowed meekly to its authority. Only one institution met it with vigorous opposition and that was the Christian Church.’ Einstein went on to say, ‘That which I once despised, I now love with a passion I cannot describe.’ Politicians still object to churches speaking out; but when the issues are those of good and evil, justice and injustice; if the Church doesn’t take a stand, who will?

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