© The New Yorker Collection 2007 Victoria Roberts

Century Marks

What would Jesus say? A Baptist church in Sydney, Australia, created a stir by posting a sign reading “Jesus loves Osama.” Prime Minister John Howard, for one, was not pleased. “I understand the Christian motivation of the Baptist church,” Howard said. “But I hope they will understand that a lot of Australians, including many Australian Christians, will think that the prayer priority of the church on this occasion could have been elsewhere.” A spokesperson for the Baptist church said, “All we are doing is sharing the gospel” (telegraph.co.uk, February 2).

 

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