Originally Posted by traderumor
With all due respect as a brother in the Lord, the media can't save Christians from themselves. You have correctly identified that this person's claim to being a believer is dubious, at best, but the media should report such things. Sin needs to be exposed before it can be dealt with, and sometimes the media does the exposing.
I understand that tr. Not afraid of my warts at all. My point is- and no Steve 4192, I don't think it's a conspiracy- My name is not Hillary.
is that the media loves stories like this, not only for it's sensationalism and drawing power; but also that it is an attempt to stereotype and place Christians "in a box" due to isolated nutcases like this.
Look what the media did when Matthew Sheepard was dragged to death? I still remember Katie Couric's ranting on Christians in this country as the cause of this poor young man's demise, when it had nothing to do with it.
Look at some's attitude toward private charter schools.
It's examples like this (plus more) that I am referring to.
I've seen it happen on here many, many times. Where threads were started highlighting some religious whacko's agenda or cause. And the intent from the beginning is too lump/categorize all believers (especially if they are conservative and voted Repub) together.
This Phelps character doesn't even come close to being a representative of the millions of Christians in this country (and the world). And we both know that. But some don't- and like to use it for their own agenda.
Some on here, in the past, have plainly stated that religion is the problem in this country, and is the cause of so many of our woes. We have contributed nothing, and do nothing beneficial when it comes to society. Stories like this fuel that IMO.
You and I both know tr that the average Christian in this country, once one gets to know them, is far removed from guys like this.
Jesus was right when he said "They hated me. So don't be surprised when they hate you."
They misunderstood Jesus too.