DECEMBER 23, 2020
We have arrived at a time when every contact with the Chinese is suspect. Recent abuses by the government of that country have attracted justifiable laments, especially when the Mainland government arrests Christian leaders in Hong Kong.
It is easy and often self-aggrandizing for a westerner to criticize such religious oppression, but is it sometimes or ever justified to remain silent? Might silence be the resort of some who feel that adding their voices to the criticism might increase persecutions?
Happily, most of us can criticize without fear of that consequence.