To follow up Gina’s blog post last Friday commemorating the 65th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death, I'm throwing out this question for open discussion:
Is it ever right for a pastor, or any Christian leader for that matter, to seek to assassinate a head of state, no matter how evil?
"If Bonhoeffer was hung, 65 years ago today, just because he spoke against the regime, I think that was within his role as a Christian leader…. However, I think Bonhoeffer erred when he left his calling to save and instead joined a plot to have Hitler killed. That was God’s prerogative, whether by sickness, sword, or supernatural means."
I can't help but be reminded of anti-abortion activists killing abortion doctors or bombing abortion clinics. Was it a fair comparison or not? Do you think the plot to kill Hilter was a misplaced calling or was it justified?