Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mainstream Media Defaming Christians

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Christian News Wire

FORT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Many mainstream media outlets, like ABC and CNN, are irresponsibly reporting that those arrested in Michigan in the alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers are 'Christians,'" said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Even if they identify themselves as Christians, what they were allegedly planning is absolutely contrary to Christianity. They may have illicitly co-opted the Christian faith to justify their murderous intentions, but it is defamatory for the media to keep referring to them as Christians. They are simply terrorists."
According to ABC news website, "[a] family of four was behind an anti-government militia plot to kill law enforcement officers with improvised explosive devices and projectiles before being foiled by an FBI raid Sunday that netted nine members of a Christian extremist group, ... the fringe Christian militia group called the Hutaree [conspired] to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then ambush the officer's colleagues who would have gathered for the funeral...." CNN news website displayed the headline, "Christian Warrior" Militia Accused in Plot to Kill Police.
"I find it hypocritical that news organizations will not call someone who carries out Jihad in accordance to his faith what he really is, an Islamic terrorist, for fear of offending Muslims. But when some insane person claims to be a Christian and does something completely contrary to the Christian faith, the media keeps making the libelous association," said Cass. "It's time for the news media to stop this transparent double standard."


JMC Ministries Response

Jesus himself said that many would say they come in HIS name but are like wolves in sheep's clothing. To us this is just one example of people claiming to be “Christians” but doing such terrible things that Jesus himself said to not do. Even the 10 commandments say to not kill.

But these “extremists” sought out to kill and destroy people who they think is a threat to them. 

Jesus said, “if they have persecuted me they will persecute you.” So we know that as Christians we are not above what our own Lord and Savior suffered to just share love, compassion, and hope to a dying and hurting world.

Extremists are in every religion. We hear mostly about Muslim extremists, but there are also Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, etc. that only seek to have peace and love in the world.

To put people who are obviously disturbed in the same category as Christians who are not about killing people and destroying those they think or feel are a threat is just wrong. Just as many still put these Muslim Terrorists in the same category as the Muslims who do not seek to kill every one that does not follow their beliefs. As many of the terrorists do.

The “mainstream Media” has a responsibility to stop putting everyone in the same category and show that just because these people may say they are “Christians” They clearly are not following the teaching of Jesus. Jesus was about peace, love, compassion, and helping those in need. Not getting your weapons and killing people. Oh yes Jesus could have, he could have stopped his suffering on the Cross and shown all that he would not be treated so. But, he didn’t.

He bore that cross for us so that we may live, and then rose again on the 3rd day. To save us from hell and damnation. Through his sacrifice we can live. Not to live to kill others but live to share the hope and love that Christ has put within us.

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