Summary: A look at the way the media question, denounce, or just plain ignore the good news.
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+ At WAR
> Mt 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
+ Family News In Focus - sound bite - Washington Post Endorsements
CNSNews - Cybercast News Service
Day after day, night after night, the news media question, denounce, or just plain ignore the good news. They want higher taxes to fund massive new federal spending for more liberal experiments
They want America -- and the world -- to see our military as corrupt and barbaric -- and failing. And they’ll denounce anyone or anything that stands in the way of that message."
Brent Bozell (founder and president of the Media Research Center,) surveyed 18,000 nightly news shows broadcast by ABC, CBS, NBC, the Cable News Networks and the Public Broadcasting Service, but found only 212 stories that focused on religion. That amounts to 1 percent of coverage although 52 percent of Americans say they attend church and more than 90 percent say that they pray regularly.
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> ACLU fight for the free speech and expression "rights" of Pornographers, Witches, Abortionists, Homosexuals, Convicted Criminals, Child Molesters, Occultists, Communists, Lesbians, Nazis, Illegal Aliens, Aids Patients, and Satanists, they have resolutely attempted to deny those same privileges to Christians.
+ Recently, the ACLU have sought to:
> Halt the singing of Christmas carols like "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger" in public facilities;
* Deny the tax-exempt status of all churches--yet maintaining it for themselves as well as for various occult groups;
> Disallow prayer--not just in the public school classrooms, but in locker rooms, sports arenas, graduation exercises, and legislative assemblies;
> Terminate all military and prison chaplains;
> Deny Christian school children access to publicly funded services;
> Eliminate nativity scenes, crosses, and other Christian symbols from public property;
> Repeal all blue law statutes;
* Prohibit voluntary Bible reading in public schools--even during free time or after classes;
> Remove the words In God We Trust from our coins;
> Deny accreditation to science departments at Bible-believing Christian Universities;
> Prevent the posting of the Ten Commandments in classrooms;
* Terminate all voucher programs and tuition tax credits;
* Prohibit census questions about religious affiliation;
* Purge the words under God from the Pledge of Allegiance.
From ACLU Policy Guide, 159-190.
+ War At Work
>(WorldNetDaily) A Christian employee of Hewlet Packard was fired for posting Bible verses condemning homosexual behavior on his desk in response to posters displayed during a company campaign to promote a diverse work force.
+ CNN founder Ted Turner asked employees who had ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday if they were "a bunch of Jesus freaks?"
+ War On Students
>A teacher confiscated book covers that contained the Ten Commandments and threw them in the trash saying the Commandments were "hate speech" that might offend other students.
+ War On Words
>U.S. District Court Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas decreed that any student uttering the word "Jesus" would be arrested and tossed in the pokey for six months.
+ War In Courts
> Nov 2003 - Alabama judge Roy Moore was roundly denounced by the big media for erecting and refusing to remove Ten Commandments stone tablets from his courthouse. The media hated him so they bashed him out of office.
+War On Marriage
– one in San Francisco and one in New Paltz, New York. The media describe the San Francisco mayor has young, handsome and Catholic. Everything they write about him is positive. It is the same with the mayor of new Paltz, New York.
> Both mayors are breaking state law by performing same-sex marriages.
+ War On Eternal Life
- Christians, are often subjected to scorn and ridicule and denied their religious freedoms Often are called "Bible-thumping idiots."
> Dec 2002 - MSNBC talk-show host Phil Donahue "Do You Have to Be a Christian to Get into Heaven?" Jerry Falwell quotes Jn 14:6
> Many in the audience applauded the Rev. Falwell’s statement,
> Donahue expressed disdain for their reaction
> They were characterized as bigoted, ignorant, hateful and unenlightened
+ War On Christianity
Rosie O’Donnell & Elizabeth Hasselbeck,
Rosie statement 9/12/06 "radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America."
One British writter saw them as overbearing lesbians and fundamentalist right-wing bubbleheads furiously howling at each other
> The kidnap-murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl had 86 references to Pearl’s kidnapping and murder in the nation’s newspaper over 2 months. Killed February 2002
> Martin and Gracia Burnham June 2002 - New Tribes Mission