"He who is without sin throw the first stone…" John 8:7
While Hillary has brought back the "vast left-wing consipiracy" notion, the left has been running with its ball of attacks against Christianity. I just watched Law & Order SVU and, once again, liberal propaganda was in play. I have always enjoyed this show because of the lead actors but I am going to remove it from my TiVo list.
If any other group was put down in the media the way Christians are there would be a hue and cry against the perpetrator(s). Let’s take, for example, Gray’s Anatomy. An actor from the cast was ostracized and attended rehab for making a homophobic remark about one of his cast mates. I agree that the comment was uncalled for. Any comment that demeans a person is uncalled for. Whether it be about their sexual orientation, their religious preferences, their looks or anything else. It is never appropriate to hurt someone.
There are those in the "Christian" community who are hypocrites. I am, at times, a hypocrite. This is not something I am proud of and I don’t claim to be above the law of God or the law of the land. Those who are in the public eye and who are leaders in the church have to be above reproach. Billy Graham, for example, has a policy of never staying in the same hotel as the rest of his crusade staff. In doing this, there can be no false accusations of impropriety made against him.
Other Christian leaders have had their lapses in judgement publicized and their reputations destroyed. Once again, they were to behave appropriately and they did not. Their actions caused their downfall and they are responsible before God for their actions. True repentance will set them right before God and it is up to us to forgive as well. This doesn’t mean that we are to restore them to their place of leadership. On the contrary, in humility they are to serve at a lower level.
I know that not everyone who reads this blog is a Christian. My hope is that my words will show hypocrisy in the media in general as well as specifically as it pertains to Christians. We can not sit idly by with our heads in the sand and expect bias from any side to just go away. We must make our voices heard by contacting the sponsors of shows that demean anyone. The networks count on the revenue produced from their sponsors to make them the big bucks. Letter writing and e-mail campaigns have caused sponsors to withdraw their ads from shows that are offensive.
In the same way, we must keep in touch with our elected officials about votes coming up that could change the moral fiber of our country. It was because good people turned a blind eye that Hitler was able to massacre ten million people in concentration camps. Let’s not turn a blind eye and become callous to offensive material and immoral voting records.
Thank you for letting me get that out of my system. I wish you all abundant blessings, gail