I was following this story in the Fort Bragg newspaper, Paraglide up until this point:
Being able to come to the U.S. to talk with their fellow Christians has strengthened the relationship between the Iraqi and U.S. pastors and creates an even stronger partnership.
“I believe the best way to connect with each other is between each other’s churches. To be able to keep the communication between us, it maintains our relationship and bond,” said Francis.
“America wants a secure, stable Iraq,” said Reynolds. “We can continue to achieve that goal with these lasting connections.We need to make Americans and the world aware of their situation. It’s not just Christians, it’s the other groups as well, but this can be the foundation.”
Yikes. Sorry, but a meaningful geo-theo-political conversation without concentrating on a Sunni and/or Shi’ite congregation is pretty much moot. The Christian point of view is negligible.
He’s also suggesting that the foundation of lasting international relations with Iraq is (or can be) Christianity. lolwut? That’s crazy talk.