Today I came across a story about the FBI and DHS roundup of certain members of a so called "Christian" militia group named Hutaree that were planning to start killing policemen with justification of warring for Jesus. I checked the group’s website and was shocked by the amount of scriptures and scriptural justifications they use to defend their plans of violence in the name of Jesus. This seems particularly disturbing during Holy Week when, as Christians, we are reflecting on the week of Passover when Jesus willingly laid his life down to save the world. One thing that struck me as absolutely insane on their website was the quoting of the words of Jesus from John 15:13, “Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” How does one make the jump from laying down ones life for friends to preparing to go on a killing spree?
Check out the rest of what Crispin has to share on the Hutarees.