Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A sad chapter in the history of the American Church

Click here to read the Bible Belt Blogger article on the 50th Anniversary of President Eisenhower calling out the 101st Airborne to enforce the integration of Little Rock's school system.

The startling comment to me was by one of the "Little Rock Nine" African-American students who said that the person who acted most like Jesus was an agnostic, and many of the leaders of the anti-integration movement were ministers and Christians. This is truly a sad chapter in our history.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

President Eisenhower had been reared as a Jehovah's Witness:

http://jwbookstore.bravehost.com/books/eisenhower.html

Roy said...

I was unaware of that. All jokes aside, I find it said that a Christian cult that doesn't profess much grace led him to perform an incredible act of grace toward these kids. It was not a popular decision to roll troops into an American city to enforce a law that the local government was defying. That took some political courage.