Wednesday, July 27, 2005

MSM vs Christians

The war has been raging, the MSM has a loathing disdain for Christianity and those that believe in Jesus and God. What used to be subtle jabs at believers has turned into open warfare with the MSM throwing sharp edged verbal knives at Christians.
(AgapePress) - This bulletin just in: The culture wars have turned nastier than ever. And if conservative Christians are offended by being called insane, stupid, sinister -- or even the next incarnation of fascist storm troopers -- they'd better get used to it.

The news media is a major player in these cultural conflicts, and if there was ever a pretense of impartiality when it came to liberal versus conservative, or secular versus religious, that disguise has been stripped away.

Over the last few years, it seems as though more members of the media have been willing to admit that real bias exists within the journalistic community. For example, in his 2001 book Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, former Emmy-award-winning CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg plainly said the news media is biased against conservatives and Christians. For his honesty, Goldberg was blasted by many of his media comrades.

But that seemed to open the door enough to allow others in the media to come clean. Recently Michelle Cottle, senior editor for the liberal magazine New Republic, said on CNN's Reliable Sources that there is a strong bias among journalists when it comes to issues like evolution, the public display of the Ten Commandments, and same-sex marriage. These journalists "do behave as though the people who believe these things are on the fringe, when actually the vast majority of the American public describes itself as Christian."

Being a Secular Humanist must be a prerequisite to be a journalist, and their feeling of moral superiority has led them on a crusade to tarnish/banish Christianity from the eyes of the American public.

Here are cases of leading journalists showing their hatred towards Christianity:
Perhaps the most vile attacks on conservative Christians showed up in the May issue of Harper's magazine, which ran a series of cover-story articles under the headline, "The Christian Right's War on America." The stories themselves delivered exactly what the headline promised.

Harper's editor Lewis H. Lapham began the foul festivities -- which were worthy, at least verbally, of Nero -- with his mocking and vitriolic article, "The Wrath of the Lamb."

Roasted on Lapham's spit was the National Association of Evangelicals, after the group announced the release of its theological manifesto outlining Christian responsibilities in society. The document was, Lapham said, "a bullying threat backed with the currencies of jihadist fervor and invincible ignorance."

The Religious Right, in his view, consists of "increasingly large numbers of increasingly enraged and paranoid disciples who came together as a political constituency" just in time to get George Bush re-elected. The Christian cultural agenda consists in "stupidity" resulting from "the gospels of fear and hate" espoused by believers. Apparently left with some ink in his printer cartridge, Lapham also declared that the ideology of the Christian Right "has engulfed vast tracts of the American mind in the fogs of superstition."

Hedges uses what may be the worst type of slander known to the modern mind: comparing Christians to the Nazis. He recalls the words of his Harvard Divinity School ethics professor, Dr. James Luther Adams, who apparently forewarned his students of the coming day when they would be fighting the "Christian fascists."

Hedges wrote: "But fascism, warned Adams, ... would not return wearing swastikas and brown shirts. Its ideological inheritors would cloak themselves in the language of the Bible; they would come carrying crosses and chanting the Pledge of Allegiance."

Bill Maher, host of HBO's live commentary show Real Time With Bill Maher, seems to have a deeply-rooted disdain for religious folk in general. On MSNBC's Scarborough Country, he told host Joe Scarborough: "I think religion is a neurological disorder."

For some in the media, the words Christian and dumb seem to be synonymous. CBS' 60 Minutes' professional grouser Andy Rooney is quite open about this. After the 2004 election, Rooney -- a self-professed atheist -- told a group of students and faculty at Tufts University that he thought religion is "all nonsense." According to The Tufts Daily newspaper, he added that he thought Christian fundamentalism was the result of "a lack of education. They haven't been exposed to what the world has to offer."

When it comes to spewing anti-Christian venom, however, columnists at the Washington Post and New York Times are gold-medal winners. For example, in an article entitled "What's Going On?", the Times' Paul Krugman wrote about "the threat posed by those whose beliefs include contempt for democracy itself."

Guess who that is? As opposed to Islamic extremists who exist as a minority in nations like the Netherlands, Krugman said the U.S. is a nation "where dangerous extremists belong to the majority religion and the majority ethnic group, and wield great political influence."

Krugman's hysterical piece ends with this warning: "America isn't yet a place where liberal politicians, and even conservatives who aren't sufficiently hard-line, fear assassination. But unless moderates take a stand against the growing power of domestic extremists, it can happen here."

Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King also has the itch to stereotype. King didn't like the promoters of "Justice Sunday," claiming in a column that "there is no depth to which they won't sink in their campaign to seize the country."

The leaders of the Religious Right, he said, "are not now and never will be the final arbiters of Christian beliefs and values. They warrant as much deference as religious leaders, as do members of the Ku Klux Klan, who also marched under the cross."

At either newspaper, however, the head man on this media hit squad has to be Frank Rich. A talented writer, Rich unfortunately seems to relish opportunities to smite conservative Christians with his wrath.

In his columns, Rich has called members of the Christian Right "moral zealots" and "God racketeers," and says they "will stop at little if they feel it is in their interests to exploit God to achieve" their ends. Likening them to those who burned witches at the stake in Salem and to the Taliban in Afghanistan, Rich believes Christian conservatives are simply "bullying" the majority into submission, having launched "a full-scale jihad" and "McCarthyism in God's name." They are like the fictional, fraudulent preacher Elmer Gantry, and use "the rhetoric of George Wallace and other segregationists."

Why are we being vilified? It really has nothing to do with the belief in Jesus and God and has more to do with Christian Morals and Values. Those Secular Humanist and Moral Relativists hate the thought that Christians believe in absolute truths and absolute Right and Wrong, Good and Evil which lead to moral values that they cannot nor will not accept. When they see that the majority of America is Christian with it's value system, it sets these morally corrupt journalists seething with hatred. So they lash out, using their news medium, to combat those that would expose them as for what they are. This is a war that we can expect to continue as America is in the process of reversing the evil that has weaved itself into our judicial system, media, and Gov't. This is also a war that I will continue to post upon, as I will not let the corrupted stifle my speech or continue in their vilification unopposed.

Onward Christian Soldiers!!

Mr Minority