The release of Eritrean Gospel singer Helen Berhane after two years of imprisonment is a great relief, although being incarcerated in a shipping container–with its extremes of heat and cold–has broken her health. Such a stand puts to shame a lot of what passes for Christianity in the West.
It’s also a reminder that such events could, in fact, “happen here,” contrary to what most people think. The Eritrean government equated Pentecostal Christianity with Islamicism as destabilising to the country. This is no different than the left’s idea that “all fundamentalism is the same.” Almost five years ago we wrote that, had Al Gore won the election in 2000, he would have unleashed an attack on evangelical Christianity in the U.S. after 9/11, in spite of the fact that it had nothing to do with the attack, based on this idea of the left.
That is the principal reason–beyond the economy, Iraq, and all the other problems we have these days–why I cannot bring myself to vote Democrat. Should you?