Tom McFeely is the National Catholic Register’s News Editor. He lives in British Columbia.
Jeffrey Weiss of Politics Daily went hunting, with scant success, for comment from American religious leaders about the strife enveloping Iran:
Watching the TV and Internet as events spin wildly in Iran, I went searching for what I was sure would be religious institutional voices weighing in. I’ve mostly come up dry.
Usually such hugely public events mean that my e-box fills with official statements from the broad spectrum of institutional religion. So far I’ve seen nothing. So I went searching. I’ve done Internet news searches for “Iran” and a bunch of other religious terms: “Bishop” and “Catholic” and “Baptist” and “pastor” and “rabbi.”
Aside from the leaders of a few U.S. congregations that include Iranian immigrants, I’m finding nothing.