About Daniel Shayesteh
Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.
Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.
What is justice when pro-life activists are called unjust? Isn’t justice about the protection and preservation of all human life?
What is freedom when those who stand against same-sex marriage are called ‘enemies of freedom’? Does it entail the freedom to do and act as one would wish regardless of the cost to others? Is it really freedom to legalize every personal desire of men and women, and impose them on others who want to abide in an ethic that embraces a life-style which is for the well-being of the community? If it is freedom to legalize the marriage of “man to man” or “woman to woman”, why shouldn’t marriage between a man or woman to animals be legalized, if the personal desire is what matters? Freedom becomes multi-dimensional, confusing, abusive, anarchic and destructive when it is defined by humanity with their limitless desires. Freedom does not work well without God, who is the absolute authority in justice and the ultimate power in establishing the moral codes for people’s do’s and don’ts.
We are aware that there are scattered voices in the world who wish to legalize marriage between adults and children and even between humans and animals. This is because some of our politicians do not have any limits to what they call ‘freedom’. Such disrespect to the traditional marriage will not end with the same-sex marriage, but will certainly involve little children or human-to-animal marriages in the future if they continue their disregard and disrespect to Christian values. Such occurrences are already taking place throughout the world.
Even from a financial point of view, it is baffling that governments would spend millions in aborting unborn babies rather than spending that money in further establishing programs and support for the mothers and families involved. Even the theory of evolution believes in the dynamism of life, whereas these evolutionary politicians are trying to make life static with their laws in the life of some. Such a philosophical contradiction is evidence of the increasing stifling of conscience and morally legitimate ways.
The initiatives of our unethical politicians are not going to end with the above problems. Open doors to committed Muslims will have its own implications in this area. Islam gives a chance for repentance to people for every sin or unbelief, but not for homosexuality. According to the law of Islam, they must be killed. This is clearly something our political leaders are not aware of, or have not considered. With unlimited multiculturalism, our politicians may likely lead our societies to a place where homosexuals will have bitter experiences at the hands of committed Muslims.
Our politicians have rejected God, or forgotten Him. In His place, they have turned to seeking the approval of political factions, striving to win the votes that will see their ideologies more strongly established. History, as well as the present, demonstrates that governments who align themselves with self-made values only result in disunity and destruction.
Sadly, some churches have also softened their stand for pro-life and traditional marriage. They have started to interpret their faith in Christ via the norms of these unstable politicians in order to get a wider recognition; compromising the Truth of the Creator God.
We should not keep silent but stand for the Truth against these destructive decisions. Let us stand proudly and uphold the moral heritage of our nations which values marriage as the permanent union of a husband and a wife, and believes that all humanity, including an unborn child, are made in the image of God and have the full right to exist and live out the life God has created them for. We also need to pray for our politicians; for the wisdom of God in the governance of their country.