Friday, December 7, 2012

Media’s Offensive War on Christmas and Christianity

There has been a lot of talk about the “war on Christmas.” There is only part of what seems to be a war on all positive expressions of the Christian faith. I just received this mass-email last night, and I tend to believe it:

  • On the Today Show, Matt Lauer interviewed the wife of one of the Navy Seals killed in Benghazi.

  • He asked her what she would say to her children about their dad and how she would want them to remember him.  She said, and I quote, "His love for Christ," and then continued with a few other things.

  • Throughout the day and on MSN homepage, when the story is replayed they have edited the "His love for Christ" part out. Why? Because using the word Christ might offend someone.

  • Well, I am a Christian and I am offended! Offended that they would edit it out. Offended that we as Christians are asked to tread lightly so as not to offend someone of another religion.

  • I think anyone who missed the original broadcast this morning should know what NBC has done.  This man loved his country and loved his God and gave his life for both, just as Christ gave His life for him.

Although the media has been very free to report on the negative aspects of Christianity, it shows sublime restraint when it comes to anything that might cast Christianity in a positive light. How do they justify this? They sometimes justify their bias by claiming that they do not want to give offense.

This is hypocritical to the max. They have shown little regard about offending people like the above commentator. In other words, they are very selective about whom they are willing to offend. And they have been applying this double-standard for quite a while with almost no one to call them to account.

This is serious! The media is supposed to function as the watchdog to point the light upon injustice. However, who will point the light on the media when they systematically apply their double-standards!

As some in the media have confessed, they are more interested in social activism – promoting their own cause – than in truth. Without the vital role of media to provide accountability, “news” becomes propaganda and “knowledge” becomes a euphemism for politically correct indoctrination. Consequently, those who stand on the “right” side of political correctness can proceed with their devious plans without worry that the light will shine on them.

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