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July 27, 2005

The Media's war on Christians

From AgapePress...

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."

Also in Harper's was "Feeling the Hate with the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)," an article by Chris Hedges, an author and former journalist. The story is based on his observations at the NRB's annual convention. Addressing his concerns about "the new militant Christianity," Hedges spends his 5,000 or so words mischaracterizing and maligning believers in the worst way. What conservative Christians really want, he apprises the reader, is to "dismantle the democratic state."

In the end, 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."

Real Christianity (not the watered down Oprah Christianity the Media have dubbed “mainstream”) is the ultimate antidote to rabid Liberalism. That's why the Media fear and hate us.

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 27, 2005 07:56 AM

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What you call "rabid liberalism", others call "freedom" or "liberty". Commonly defined as individuals' rights to live their lives as they want to, as long as they are not interfering with the rights of others. Also known as the individual's right to "pursue happiness".

But hey, according to you guys, there's gotta be a law against b**tfu**ing, since Leviticus says so, right? Even if two consenting people do it with each other, not harming you in the least.

Have a godd day,
- m.

Posted by: Reverend Roder at July 30, 2005 01:46 PM

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