The Common Good

Obama's top faith adviser blasts anti-jihad ad

Source: WND
Date: September 26, 2012

The second line of opposition to the anti-jihad ads was announced by Sojourners, the publication led by Rev. Jim Wallis, one of the Obama’s top religious advisers.

His group announced “Christians across the country are standing up to counter anti-Muslim ads” and launched a fundraising drive to support a “Love Your Muslim Neighbor” ad campaign in New York.

In a statement, Wallis said: “The second of The Ten Commandments is ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ It didn’t come with stipulations. It didn’t come with extra addendums, with added qualifiers. Christians around the world need to put that into action as often as we can, especially where we see hatred like this.”

Actually, the second of the Ten Commandments is: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

“Love your neighbor” was the second commandment mentioned by Jesus when his disciples asked him which was the most important. The first was to the effect, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.”

Sojourners later amended the organization’s statement to remove the reference to the second commandment.

The Wallis statement said: “Everyone – regardless of race, religion, or creed – deserves to feel welcomed and safe when riding public transit in America. With tensions across the world at an all-time high, the Christian community is doing what it can to promote non-violence in their own backyard, and this addition of subway ads to an ongoing billboard campaign only reinforces the Christian call to peace.”