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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Are Christians The Only Acceptable Targets?

Much has been made in the media recently about the horrendously offensive comments by radio personality Don Imus. Networks are dropping him, suspensions are coming, etc. And rightfully so. No excuse can be made for the racial trash that spewed from his mouth and I would never dream of defending him.

Yet, I can't help but wonder. Why is it that so much is made over these comments, and yet day in and day out the same kind of vile comments are made to and about Christians, and nothing is said. News agencies don't pick up the stories. No one is disciplined.

Years ago the much maligned Vice President Dan Quayle wrote that the only group it's legal to discriminate against is Conservative Christians. How right and how prophetic he was.

Today we are passing hate crime legislation that makes it a crime to preach against homosexuality. Yet homosexual advocates can ridicule Christians all they want.

We allow US Congressmen to take the oath of office on the Koran to keep from offending Muslims, yet when a New Jersey "mock emergency" used Conservative Christians as the supposed terrorists in their drill, that was ok.

Why is it that Christians are the only targets we can aim at?

The Christian principles upon which this nation was founded are what gave us the right of free speech; and yet ironically it seems that Christians are now the only ones who are denied that right. May God have mercy on this nation if we continue down this path of outlawing the truth of His Word being spoken by His people.

2 comments:

David said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog. I pray God is blessing your ministry.

David

Scott said...

Thanks David. I'm just getting started, but hope to have something more profound as we go