The American Church Under Attack

Craig HueyChurch, Religious Liberties & The Persecuted Church, Religious LibertyLeave a Comment

In Post-WWII Germany, Martin Niemoller spoke compellingly against Protestant Christians’ silent complicity with the Nazi regime. I’ve taken the liberty of adapting his statement to modern-day America.

Why? Because across the United States, Christians are under attack. . .business owners, homeschoolers, and employees, even the tax exempt status of churches and organizations, all because of their beliefs.


Reverend Martin Niemoller

Please share this adapted poem with friends:

First, they came for the businesses, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not a business owner.

Then they came for the schools, and I did not speak out –

Because my children and I were no longer in school.

Then they came for the teachers, and homeschoolers, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not an educator.

Then they came after churches’ tax exemptions, and I did not speak out –

Because I was not a pastor or serving in the ministry.

Then they came after Christian radio, TV, and the Internet –

Even then, I did not speak out, since I was not in the industry

When there was no one left to speak.

Then they came for me.

And no one spoke out,

Since I could not speak for myself,

And no one else could speak for me.

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