To those Reformed men ever vigilant to protect our form of government from being harmed by the passage of code banning abortion across our nation, a parable... (TB)
Here we have the Hutu father sitting on his porch holding forth on the boundaries of his property and the limits of his legal powers and obligations as a group of neighbors use machetes to hack to shreds his own Hutu son and Tutsi daughter-in-law and their eight children (his grandchildren).
But of course, the bloodshed is out in the street just beyond his property line...
He's the pastor of the local Presbyterian church and he is regularly featured as a conference headliner across East Africa. He's always talking about the importance of the church not meddling in the civil magistrate's turf. Says Machen agrees with him.
His best-known work (that's only sold in the tens of thousands because this is Rwanda, you have to understand) is titled, Let the Church Be the Church: Gospel Centrality from My Front Porch.
Recently when he took his African Reformed preacher victory lap across America, he reminded his fellow Gospel coalitionists that they had no right to talk. After all, he and his people had only killed their hundreds of thousands while Americans continue to kill their tens of millions. "There's simply no comparison in the amount of bloodshed," he said. "Who are you to talk?"