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.
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.
Any thoughts? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org