24 Nov 2008 Pastor Boissoin vs. Goliath
Posted at 19:13h in Blog, Fundamental Freedoms 0 Commentsby Mark Penninga (first published in Reformed Perspective Magazine, July/Aug 2008) Most of us know the Biblical story of David and Goliath very well. It is a story of courage, strength, and justice. Most of all, it is a story of how God used David, a shepherd boy, to defeat the giant Goliath. We are in our own David and Goliath situation today with Christians throughout the country being stomped on by Canada’s human rights commissions (HRC’s). Alberta Pastor Stephen Boissoin is one example – and his story needs to be told. His ordeal with the Alberta HRC forces us to question how we will respond. Are we going to be like the men of Israel who shook in their boots whenever Goliath came out to challenge them? Even worse, will we just shrug our shoulders and not care? Or will we be like David, who courageously fought back with the Lord’s strength because he realized it was God’s Name that was being dishonoured?