Top of the evening everyone...
I just saw an article on Fox News. Here is the link. There is a movement amongst our Christian friends and neighbours to wear orange. Some are wearing orange in the form of those little lapel ribbons that have become so ubiquitous over the last few years. Others are including orange in whatever they might wear to Church on Sunday.
I believe that I will go upstairs and see if I have an orange kippah. I am not Christian. I look terrible in orange. Nonetheless, I will take part in it.
The reason is that the lovable folks from ISIS are forcing Christians to wear orange as they walk to their executions. It is no different from the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Shoah.
I am reminded though of the statement from the Protestant minister of that time. First they came for the communists. I did not speak up, because I am not a communist. And so on...Christians are only the first ones on the menu for the insatiable appetites of these beasts. I stand with those Christians for two reasons. They are being targeted specifically. Everyone else is next.
You should stand with them too.
As we note the 70th anniversary of the end of the Shoah, we say "never again." It is happening again. It is happening in North Korea. It is happening in the Levant. I do not know what we can do about North Korea. As concerns the Levant, we have just been offered a way to be in unity with the victims. I seize that opportunity.
I call on all of you to seize that opportunity as well.
Good evening to all.