(BrightCitizen.com) The United States has been considered to be a Christian nation for almost three-hundred years. Some estimates say Christians of all flavors number in some 80% of the total US population. However, for anyone who watches the mainstream news, you will find very anti-Christian comments and reports. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann calls ProLife people “Christian Jihadists”. CBS’ Katie Couric calls Christian values “repugnant”. Others have called intelligent and well-established Christians as people with “neurological disorders”. Why such bigotry and outright attacks on Christians?
There are many reasons Christians can identify, however SE Cupp in her book, “Losing Our Religion” sees it from a different angle. Ms. Cupp is an atheist. She comments that the goal of the news media is to overthrow God. To rip every discussion, every talk of any content on God. The mainstream media is a tool of oppression targeting mainstream American.
In a recent interview, Ms. Cupp notes that the media finally has someone in the White house that is as uncomfortable with publish worship as they are. On top of that Hollywood and pop culture has always been anti-Christian. These three mediums are a powerful influence.
The media uses religion as a weapon, they use it to humanize the left, and to demonize the right. The case is in point is the onslaught of attacks on President Bush who professes to be a Christian, while Barak Obama who also says he is a Christian is not under attack. This is more evident how the media has attacked people like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee labeling those with Christian values as extremists and anyone of those who profess to be Christians on the political left are not submitted to such fierce criticism.
The liberal media does not handle nuance well. They cannot distinguish between Christians or any of the various types of Christians.
If Christian attacks were replaced with Jews, Blacks, Asians, or some other group, the anchor would be removed from their jobs. However, this double-standard in the media is very evident.
Ms. Cupp says these attacks are happening daily. She thinks that Christians need to organize around this. Just as the Tea Party’s have been organized around fiscal responsibility.