First they came for Pamela Geller now they have come for the Catholic Church

There is a well-known?poem written by German Lutheran pastor?Martin Niem?ller. It is about the?cowardice?of the Germans as the Nazis’?purged their chosen targets one by one.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out?
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out?
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out?
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me?and there was no one left to speak for me.

A bizarre new advertising campaign on the side of buses is attempting to help change the public?s perception of what ?jihad? actually means.
Authorised by CAIR

In? America, free speech is definitely under threat and first, they came for Pamela Geller. Pamela put ads up of well known Muslim leaders with quotes of things they actually had said in response to a bizarre?campaign run by CAIR to try to sanitise the meaning of the word Jihad.

Ad authorised by Pamela Geller

She has attempted to run other ad campaigns as well to warn the public about the danger of Islam. Every step of the way she has had to fight to get her ads made as the ad company keeps denying her the right to advertise even though they have accepted Muslim ads promoting Islam and Jihad.

She has had to go to court for the right to advertise. She has had to engage expensive lawyers to fight for her right to free speech and now the advertising company has turned on the Catholic church. You will not believe the ad they refused to run.

The Catholic church is taking?Metro?to court after the?Washington-area transit agency rejected an ad campaign promoting a website aimed at encouraging attendance at parishes throughout the D.C. area.

WTOP Radio?reported?that the Archdiocese of?Washington?filed the lawsuit Tuesday after?Metro?rejected an advertisement promoting the website FindthePerfectGift.org. ?Find the perfect gift,? reads the ad?s tag line, set against a backdrop depicting shepherds with their flock of sheep looking up into a starry sky.

While no overtly religious message is included in the text of the ad itself, the home page FindthePerfectGift explains that ?Jesus is the perfect gift,? and includes links for visitors to find the nearest Catholic parish.

The website also includes a?section?about Catholic Advent and Christmas traditions and includes tips for how families can start their own traditions.

In its court filing, the Archdiocese claims?Metro?rejected the design, saying it ?depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion,? […]

-thewashingtontimes

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