Saturday, March 31, 2007

Speak the truth and shame the devil

One of the sayings that floated around the church while I was growing up was "Speak the truth and shame the devil." The practice was sometimes in harsh words against other people, but more often in calling ourselves as Christians to account. I saw this in practice in the civil rights movement as people started to speak out about the injustices of the law.

This is what comes to my mind when I hear that someone (Monica Gooding) is a good Christian who livesbut is taking the Fifth to avoid prosecution for some statements and actions in her job for Attorney General Gonzales. If she did the right thing, then as a Christian she should speak the truth and shame the devil. Instead it sounds like she's not acting as a good Christian though she proclaims that she is faithful and went to a religiously related college.

Ms. Gooding needs to stop her plans to take the Fifth. If she is Christian she will take responsiblity for her actions or, in other words - speak the truth and shame the devil

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