Why Jesus is good for culture

Here’s an interesting question:

What is the proper response, in a muslim culture, to a woman who is raped?

The answer, apparently, is to punish her for allowing it to happen. And if she complains about that, then increase the punishment functionally to death.

Have you seen this story?

Here’s the headline:

A 19-year-old female victim of gang rape who initially was ordered to undergo 90 lashes for “being in the car of an unrelated male at the time of the rape,” has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail for telling her story to the news media.

In the past few days, the king finally stepped in and pardoned the girl because of all the negative publicity this was generating.

But good grief! Not only does it freak me out that such crazy laws exist anywhere, but that a judge more than doubled the sentence on this girl just because she fought it….

I am so thankful that my God is a God who judges justly, gives power to the powerless, freedom to the slave, and liberty to the oppressed!

The eyes of the Lord go to and fro throughout the earth, seeking someone on who’s behalf to show Himself strong!


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