7:03 PM - Southern Baptists Helping Muslims Build Mosques
In a legal struggle to allow the building of a mosque in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, a coalition of faiths have come together to help promote the building of an Islamic religious center whose core principles are in direct opposition to to basic Christianity.
In a quote from BaptistNews.com:
"…a legal dispute between a Muslim community and a New Jersey township is showing a different side of inter-Christian relationships. Baptist and other Christian organizations accustomed to cultural and legal sparring have joined the fight for the construction of a new mosque.
"It's good when we can join hands with … folks we are sometimes on the other side of," said Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
Those folks include the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the International Mission Board, both agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention. The National Association of Evangelicals is also supporting the mosque-building case."