I'm writing you, today, because I have blood on my hands -- the blood from my share in the atrocities and injustices inflicted upon you by myself and my fellow Christians.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in 2005, and I don't regret that decision... the best one I've ever made.
But you know what I do regret?
I regret that Christians -- my brothers and sisters in faith -- will rail against abortion but fail to stir up similar passion over children who are sexually abused by their clergy or sold into sexual slavery around the world or who are fighting each other with weapons my country sold them.
I regret that Christians will preach a message of love and compassion for those around you who go without but fail to support health care reform and other social programs to help the impoverished.
I regret that Christians teach that Christ was incredibly loving and tolerant of those around him but will think nothing of restricting the rights of gays on the basis of "morality."
I regret that Christians are adamantly opposed to those who believe in Muhammed but forget that Christ is viewed as a major prophet in Islam.
I regret that Christians secretly inscribe scripture on the weapons given to American soldiers, including those Muslim soldiers who give their life to this country using a weapon that goes against their faith.
I regret that, as Christians, we never listen to you because we claim to have all the answers -- and we don't.
I regret that, for a group that loves Christ -- who represented unconditional love for the human race -- we're so hateful in our remarks towards you.
I regret that Christians believe we are the center of the world.
I regret that a Christian called you a "fag" the other day.
I regret that a Christian patronizingly said they would "pray for you" after you disagreed with them on a political or religious issue.
I regret that a Christian bombed your abortion clinic, burned a cross in your yard, rewrote your history books, and said you couldn't build your mosque near Ground Zero.
I regret that a Christian is hiding behind their faith to get ahead.
I'm so sorry, because I love Christ, and I believe in His message -- and none of the above truly represents Him.
I hope you find it in your hearts to forgive us.Do you agree with these statements? Have you ever felt the need to apologize for the actions of others? To what extent are we responsible for the actions of a group we belong to?