A few Christmases ago in Santa Monica, Calif., a group of atheists became offended (how they love that word) by Christmas decorations at a local park. Then they challenged the city about it.
They were told the park had lots that people bid for to put decorations on every year (Hanukkah decorations included). The atheists naturally decided to buy their own lot (even though they have no holiday to celebrate). But they did not stop at one lot, or even a few: they outbid almost all the Christian and Jewish members of the community.
That holiday season the park, once full of Christmas and Hanukkah scenes, was full of anti-Christian decorations (a non-religious Santa or Rudolph would have been just fine).
Today, Christianity is under attack. Readers, you can all roll your eyes and send me hate mail, but it’s occurring and the evidence is everywhere. This nation has turned against 78 percent of its own population and the mainstream media has completely ignored it.
Christians in Egypt were persecuted and tortured on March 26 in Egypt for protesting the Muslim Brotherhood. They were dragged to a nearby mosque and tortured (some Muslim protestors included). But the news networks were completely silent about the entire affair.
After hearing about it, I tried to find out more so I Googled “Christians persecuted Egypt.” The Internet findings were disappointing.
Fox News and unheard-of news websites were the only sources that came up on the first page of the search, besides one article in the Wall Street Journal. With any other huge catastrophe, CNN, Los Angeles Times and The New York Times would all have been on that first page of searches. Why weren’t they? They have no articles about it.
CNN and Los Angeles Times have no articles currently covering that story. The New York Times does have one article that came up about Christians being targeted in Egypt — but it’s from 2011.
CNN should have been all over that. Am I right? Am I wrong to think that Christians being tortured in Egypt should be news? Doesn’t CNN cover big stories like that? Yes, they do, but apparently this wasn’t newsworthy enough.
The media ignoring a story that is newsworthy horrifies me. The mainstream media, much like Hollywood, frowns upon Christianity and it is seen time and time again. Our country seems to be headed in the same direction.
An InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Michigan was recently denied approval from the school’s board for breaking its non-discrimination code. The code was put in place to be sure that campus clubs welcome all types of students.
The Christian club apparently broke the school code by not allowing members who were non-Christians to run for club leadership positions. Another branch of the InterVarsity club has since been kicked off another college campus in Florida for the same reasons.
That would be the equivalent of demanding an on-campus Democrat club to allow its leadership roles to be given to anyone: Republicans, Libertarians, that one guy in your class that still thinks George Bush is president and so on.
It would be a silly rule. I cannot even begin to fathom why the school’s board would even begin to think this is a logical reason to remove the club.
While the majority of Americans affiliate with some denomination of Christianity, those in charge of the media, the school systems and Hollywood (but that’s a whole other discussion) don’t seem to understand that. They ignore a huge majority of the population and it seems to be getting worse every day.
Christianity isn’t forced upon Americans — it’s not the national religion and would never be stated to be — but Americans are forcing it out and lashing out against it as though it were an oppressive dictator.
For a country and a younger generation that have become so obsessed with tolerance and accepting all people, Christians don’t seem to be on that list. So listen up mainstream media, and practice what you preach. Tolerate Christians and actually cover stories that are important — such as a group of people being tortured and targeted in Egypt or an on-campus club being unfairly and ridiculously accused of discrimination.