AMERICA TOLERATES ANTI-CHRISTIAN DOUBLE
By Harmony Grant
10 Sep 09
in my ultra-liberal city of Portland, I found myself
driving behind a car with just one bumper sticker. “So
many Christians,” it read, “So few
lions.” I wondered what could possess a person
to adorn their car with this one homicidal sentiment—and
then possess my community to let them drive around,
unaccosted. A friend and I discussed later what
other slogans might be put on a bumper sticker.
What if it said “So many Jews, so few gas chambers”? It could read, “So
many blacks, so few nooses.” Or “So many Muslims, so few Abu Ghraibs.” How
long would it take for a car with that sticker to be pulled over? Twenty minutes?
The double standard is evident everywhere.
A superior court judge recently ruled that the National Education Association
can discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation—if they’re discriminating
against ex-gays. The NEA
refused to let an ex-gay organization run an information booth at their conference,
and the judge said this was fine. The DC Office of Human Rights said ex-gays
aren’t protected from discrimination because their sexual orientation obviously
isn’t “immutable;” (they abandoned practicing homosexuality).
This kind of wordplay just shows the power of legal activists to manipulate discrimination
laws to protect some citizens not others.
The Washington Times reports that a
ten-year-old New Hampshire girl has been ordered to attend public school; the
state disapproves of her mother’s firm Christianity and says she must be
exposed to other religious faiths. Would they have done this to a Jewish or Muslim
By “exposure to other religious faiths,” the court really means “exposure
to severe skepticism about Christianity.” In time for next Easter, children’s
author Philip Pullman will treat us to his latest book, The
Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. The book claims the apostle Paul
cooked up the “story” that Jesus was divine. Pullman told The
Times that Paul’s “fervid imagination” is the only reason
anyone thinks Jesus was the incarnated God. A
rep from Canongate Books calls it a “book of genuine importance, a
radical and ingenious retelling of the life of Jesus that demystifies and illuminates
this most famous and influential of stories.” But you don’t have
to wait until Easter for more pseudo-history claiming to uncloak the real facts
about Jesus’ illegitimacy, bastard love child with Mary Magdalene, or other
attacks on the faith. Christmas is right around the corner, and it brings scholarly
attacks on Christianity as dependably as supermarket poinsettias.
The double standard also extends to those notorious cartoons. The Danes’ one-panel
Mohammed cartoon created a ruckus around the world. Jews fight back too: the Arab
European League is being prosecuted for a one-panel cartoon less than reverent
about the Holocaust. But what about Christians? An entire comic book, Prince
of Pieces, skewers a zombie Jesus—and no one fears hate crime charges.
By Sam Miserendino, the comic book is about “a pissed off zombie Jesus
returning to devour the flesh of sinners…As
one character wryly observes, "For two thousand years you've been eating
His flesh and drinking His blood... Now it's His turn."” The comic book
isn’t even enough; a film is in the works, too.
This is not a time for Christians to go silent. Visit www.truthtellers.org for
easy-to-follow steps to protest legislative threats to our freedom: threats going
forward in Congress right now. This matters far more than protesting even the
most grotesque media assault.
There is something each of us can do. My youngest sister reposted one of our
stories on Facebook. Sheets of letters to the president, protesting his upcoming
signing of the hate bill, sit near our fax machine. I’ve been considering
how to carve out twenty minutes daily to call Congress, or commit to call just
We need to make protest part of our daily lives, as the attack only thickens.
There is reason for hope. Democrats dominate both houses of Congress, making
them highly vulnerable at this time of intense voter dissatisfaction. God could
still reverse the insidious tide sweeping us out to anti-Christian, anti-freedom
seas—if we unite our faith with action.
What really empowers rampant anti-Christianity?
So few Christians who will put lions in their cages.
Grant is a writer for National
Prayer Network. To greater understand
the illogic behind hate laws, read
her article “Top
Eleven Reasons You Should Fight
the Anti-Defamation League teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate
laws capable of persecuting Christians, and spearhead attempts to pass the federal
hate crimes bill: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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