Friday, September 21, 2007

Christian Books and Prison

Read this post by Mark Earley of Prison Fellowship. In response to legitimate concerns about prison libraries containing violent or extremist literature, the government has overreacted, declaring that prison libraries can only contain 150 government-approved religious books. (No doubt, as Doug Groothuis points out, the Koran is on that approved list!)

I'm not usually the write-your-represntative-today-about-this-issue sort of guy, but in this case--for the sake of edifying our brothers and sisters in prison, and for the sake of evangelism--I think this is a cause worth writing about.

For help, go to Prison Fellowship's Legislative Action Center.

"Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body" (Heb. 13:3).

HT: Doug Groothuis