Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The sorry state of journalism...


You think I'd stop being surprised by now - but I'm still regularly shocked by the news and the current lack of unbiased journalism in the world today. Everything has a spin, everything. Sadly, its usually a spin that favors secular worldview and downs Christianity.

We warned about this in the Bible. Paul said "in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents… brutal… lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God…"

But I still wasn't prepared for the shocking and ridiculously UNTRUE comments journalist Lisa Miller, wrote for NEWSWEEK magazine. The article below was featured on the front page of MSN.com today, a news site I frequently check for updates around the world.

Article

It's a three page argument stating that Jesus and the Bible do NOT condemn homosexuality.

Wow.

Her arguments are weak, her tone whiny, and its more than obvious that she picked random verses from the Bible and twisted them to meet her own agenda. Everything she wrote has been taken 100% out of context and is a shameful, truly embarassing contribution to journalism.

I used to have respect for the media. After all, I'm a writer. I was on my high school's newspaper staff. I worked for our local newspaper here in Louisiana for years. My dad still works there today. I read the newspaper, I read magazines, I try to stay up on current events. I used have the utmost respect for the difficult job reporters/newswriters have for portaying events in a non-biased manner. It's very hard to do!

I suppose that's why so many of them have given up doing it.

We need more Christian journalists and reporters to step up, speak out, shout louder. We need to strike back. Why do we let the lies of Satan infiltrate our media so completely without a fight?

I made a username (Angelkiss216) and posted a comment on the newsweek's site, along with hundreds of others around the world. At first skim, it seems like more of the non Christians are speaking up than the redeemed. We need to change that!!

We're not here to condemn gays/lesbians. We're here to show them the way to Jesus and to salvation and forgiveness. We're here to light the path to the Lord, not judge them. Too often Christians are perceived as judgmental and legalistic. We have freedom in Christ.

But don't try to tell me that Jesus, the Bible, and God never spoke against homosexuality. Don't try to tell me that Jesus just wants me to be happy at all costs. Don't try to tell me that David and Jonathan were gay. (yes, all of the above are in this article!)

We can't stand for this reckless, embarassing twist of God's word. Maybe one little short comment contradicting the article amidst a sea of others won't be noticed. But maybe it will. Please consider making a free username on NEWSWEEK and speak up for the Lord. Or post a blog about this article and spread the word about its lies.

Satan wants us to ignore this. Satan wants us to hide our heads and not start an argument and avoid confrontation out of fear or self-doubt. "What can I do?" You can write back. You can fight back.

Please consider!

5 comments:

Georgiana said...

Real journalism is all but dead. I'm careful who I listen to/read nowadays because you can't take what they say at face value whatsoever! Thanks for the link and the post. It's great to see Christians speak up!

Anonymous said...

I just read that article before coming to your site! It's truly an abomination! The sad truth is that so many people will read the article and think it's a fact. Sad. Sad.

Megan

Stacy Gibbs said...

My husband and I were just talking about this article and how Al Mohler (President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) was going to dicuss this issue with her on the Laura Ingram radio show but Lisa Miller never showed. That would have been interesting to hear! Anyways, my hubby loved your post and he says he nominates you to go work for Fox News! HA! lol...Great post girl and I love to see your zeal and love for the Lord.

Stacy Gibbs said...

Hey girl! I just remembered I wanted to tell you about a new Christian Shreveport Family magazine. I think they are looking for contributions so you should look at the website and submit something! :) You can read it about it here! sbchristianfamily.com

Andrea said...

Leviticus 20:13
"If a man has sex with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is abhorrent. They must be put to death; they are responsible for their own deaths.

(About who to have sex with)
Leviticus 18:22
"Don't with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent.


Need I find more verses for Ms. Lisa Miller? I really don't mind. lol

-Andrea