Saturday, August 20, 2016

A mosque did not replace a church.

16 August 2016
By Rachel Revesz

Ms Long (right) pledging her allegiance to Donald Trump at the Republican convention

A Republican nominee (click here) for the New York senate has been criticised for linking a new mosque to “crime, prostitution and money laundering”.
Wendy Long posted a series of tweets about the Syracuse mosque, which was converted from a Catholic church last year, and suggesting that the mosque was related to a rise in crime.
Ms Long posted a picture of a boarded up house near the Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam mosque, and wrote: “Neighbourhood where the mosque displaced the church. Crime, prostitution, money laundering.”...

Church closings have been realized for more than two decades.

...What is Going on with the Church in America? (click here)

The United States Census Bureau Records give some startling statistics, backed up by denominational reports and the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions:

· Every year more than 4000 churches close their doors compared to just over 1000 new church starts!

· There were about 4,500 new churches started between 1990 and 2000, with a twenty year average of nearly 1000 a year.

· Every year, 2.7 million church members fall into inactivity. This translates into the realization that people are leaving the church. From our research, we have found that they are leaving as hurting and wounded victims-of some kind of abuse, disillusionment, or just plain neglect!...

Ms. Wendy Long is seeking to develop scare tactics to enhance her election to the New York State Senate. I find the last little bit of tolerance for her bizarre analogies intolerable. She needs to be defeated.