Saturday, April 14, 2007

Cohorts of Leftist Bias

As the "letters to the editor" copied and posted below will show, today there is not only a huge divide between liberal and conservative thought, but there exists, as well (unfortunately), a great divide between liberal-leftist Christian thought and conservative, Biblical Christian TRUTH!

As a believer in free speech, liberal Lynn (her letter appears below) has every right to spew her rhetoric. But Lynn, I have to say that your hatred is showing...big time!

But that's O.K.! Free speech means that people can spew their hatred if they want to.

The difference is, on a conservative journalistic website such as WorldNetDaily, many liberal, anti-conservative letters are posted.

I'm wondering..would we find such a thing on liberal websites?

Hmmm....I'll have to do some investigating to find out. I do not frequent them very often. I do know this, however; Liberal Media Bias is alive and well over at ABC's "The View" show. Rosie gets to spew not only her hatred for Christians, but also downright lies when it comes to her hopelessly ignorant rants about "Tower 7 being the first scientific impossibility of fire melting steel."

Do you think that the show's producers would let a spokeperson from Popular Mechanics (who would absolutely destroy Rosie's ignorant scientific "knowledge") on the show to confront and debate Rosie about this?

Not a chance!

Rosie (and ABC, apparently) only wants the "token Christian" Elizabeth Hasselbeck on the show to feign the appearance of "several viewpoints being represented on the show." But, as we all see and hear day in and day out, Elizabeth has no free speech rights on that show! Each time she opens her mouth in protest to something that Rosie is spewing, Rosie's foghorn blarring cuts her off and prevents her from sharing any opinion that disagrees with Rosie's.

Speech anarchy, anyone?

I can't even stand to watch that show. Most of the time, I find out about the latest, uncontested rabid rants going on there via short clips shared on the news analyst shows.

I have a few questions.

So, why does Rosie get a free pass to insult so many people but Imus gets fired?

Why doesn't Rosie apologize when she says hateful, insulting, or mean things but Imus still gets fired after apologizing profusely?

I have come to the conclusion that there is a sinister plot afoot!

It is because there is a specific liberal agenda going on today, and they are willing to "sacrifice one of their own" to get at the real target...conservative radio hosts.
Doug Powers has a great post up called Imus and Free Speech.

The last three paragraphs of this WND article tell us what this "fire Imus agenda" is really all about!

Imus, once named one of the 25 Most Influential People in America by Time magazine and a member of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, issued repeated apologies as protests intensified.

Brock's Media Matters was "developed" with help from the Center for American Progress, funded by billionaire George Soros, a major financial backer of the Democratic Party and allied groups such as

Brock, formerly of the conservative American Spectator, is backing a "Renew the Fairness Doctrine" campaign to have the Federal Communications Commission monitor and regulate talk radio. His group is "dedicated to correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."

Being that Imus is no conservative, one of the conservative radio hosts mentioned in the article (think it was Savage) said on his radio show yesterday that the liberal left regressives were willing to "sacrifice one of their own" in order to wage a bigger war and win a victory against the hated (albeit highly successful!!) conservative radio talk-show hosts.

It is my hope that Imus will sit up and take notice just who is sticking up for his free speech rights!

It's certainly not his liberal left loonie cohorts!

Moving on to the second main point of this post.

First, the example of liberal Christian thought in a rant against Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily:

Satan's mouthpiece

[To Joseph Farah:] A true follower of Christ sees no enemy, does not feel threatened or fearful. A true follower of Christ makes no plan for defense or war. A true follower of Christ spends no time involving themselves in the political machinations of the mammonists.

Day after day, your column and your paper illuminate new fears, hatreds and enemies. Your words are focused only on the dissemination of distrust and disharmony between people.

You are an envious and rebellious soul, as revealed by the content of your own words. You take no regard for the teachings of Christ, though you loudly proclaim yourself as a banner carrier for His message.

You are a friend of the devil and an obstacle to the transmission of the Lord's message. You have become a mouthpiece for Satan.

Lynn Walker

Now, contrast that letter with these:

Who is speaking for Satan?

This is for Lynn Walker ["Satan's mouthpiece," E-mail to the Editor, April 10]: I can tell you are a liberal " follower of Christ," as revealed by the content of your own words, for they are your words and not of God. I am always amazed how weak liberals' knowledge is of their Bible.

Though you want to appear wise by using phrases like, "... involving themselves in the political machinations of the mammonists," please get a Bible (hopefully a NKJV with a concordance). Look up every accusation you used in your raw spewage against Joseph Farah, and find out what God really has to say about enemies, fear, defense, war and hatred.

You called Farah "an envious and rebellious soul." Well, I Samuel 16:7 says, "For man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." So now, not only do you falsely believe to know what God says in his Word, but you think you can see into a man's soul as God does. Lynn, the Bible says people like you are fools and liars. In your own words, "you have become the mouthpiece for Satan."

WorldNet Daily is more in tune with the real battles we face as followers of Christ than most pulpits in this country. Thank God for raising up brave men like Joseph Farah that shout truth with no concern for political correctness. He is not afraid to say there is evil in this world, that sin is sin no matter how you want to twist it.

Lady, we have an enemy, and he is Satan . You had better plan a defense in your life. If you don't think you're at war against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places, perhaps you have already surrendered.

Jeff Wenzel

Take a chill pill

Lynn Walker ["Satan's mouthpiece," E-mail to the Editor, April 10], you need to lighten up and take a chill pill. If you are a true Christian, you would not be heaping such contempt and vitriol against WND. You would do well to look yourself in the mirror when you pronounce such damning words. It shows your true colors.

Edge Lee



The Powers That Be



Faultline USA said...

Wow! What a nut case that Lynn Walker appears to be. As you know, I’ve written quite a bit about the dangers of Liberal Christianity, and I’ve got to tell you that no true Liberal Christian would ever refer to the devil or Satan. All evil, in their minds, is man-made. They believe that the devil and Satan are merely myths, nothing more. But then again, as we well know, Liberal Christians are not very tolerant of any opinions but their own. So, it’s most likely that the Satan to which she referrs is probably the person she’s addressing.

Jaded said...

I think not-so-Rosie has every right to voice her opinion, as I've said. However, her opinions are based on half-truths and completey wrong information, which makes her opinions invalid. How she can state them as fact without anyone involved with the show even daring to question her is beyond me. I find her to be offensive, and downright dangerous.

I don't know how any Christian, liberal or otherwise, can deny the existance of Satan, as many actually do. You can't claim to believe in Jesus as Savior without also believing in Satan, the great deceiver. Christine, you and I have often disagreed on certain things pertaining to Biblical interpretation, but I don't think that we've been THAT far apart on most issues. How is it that someone who identifies as a Christian could read the Bible that we read, and still believe that Satan is just a myth? Faultline is correct that many liberals feel that way, but I truly don't understand it, even though I'm sure you consider me to be more liberal than you are.

Christinewjc said...

According to George Barna's research, even 45% of those who call themselves "born-again" Christians have a somewhat skewed view of Satan.



In 2006 more than half of adults (55%) say that the devil, or Satan, is not a living being but is a symbol of evil.
In 2006 45% of born again Christians deny Satan's existence.
Slightly more than two-thirds of Catholics (68%) say the devil is non-existent and only a symbol of evil. (2006).

What is even worse, though, is what is believed about Jesus Christ from that survey! I don't know who they are reaching with their surveys, but I sincerely hope that they aren't accurate!!

On another Barna site page, it says:

Heaven and Hell

There is a tendency to believe if a person is generally good, or does enough good things for others during their life, they will earn a place in Heaven. In 2006 the public decided on the matter: 54% agree, 40% disagree. This represents little change since 2002 when 55% agreed and 38% disagreed; 1996 when 54% agreed and 38% disagreed; or 1993, when 56% agreed with this notion.

I just wonder. Could it be that people are actually believing the garbage being thrown out there (like "The DaVinci code," the lie that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children, and the hype over Jesus' bones in a grave, etc.) instead of what God's Word says? That must be the reason that people are so quick to believe the story tellers of today. They don't know what the Bible says, so their beliefs can be swayed on a whim.

No wonder Jesus warns us:

Mat 7:13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Mat 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

This page gives a lot more information about various "types" and "labels" for Christians. I would describe myself as a born-again evangelical Christian. Note this research detail:

"Research Details

The data in this report are from a series of national surveys conducted by The Barna Group during the past 14 months with random samples of various population groups. Among those sample groups were adults (age 18 and older); teenagers (ages 13 through 18); tweeners (ages 8 through 12); and Protestant church Senior Pastors. Each survey included a minimum of 600 respondents, with most of the studies incorporating more than 1000 randomly-sampled, qualified individuals.

"Born again Christians" are defined as people who said they have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today and who also indicated they believe that when they die they will go to Heaven because they had confessed their sins and had accepted Jesus Christ as their savior. Respondents are not asked to describe themselves as "born again."

"Evangelicals" meet the born again criteria (described above) plus seven other conditions. Those include saying their faith is very important in their life today; believing they have a personal responsibility to share their religious beliefs about Christ with non-Christians; believing that Satan exists; believing that eternal salvation is possible only through grace, not works; believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; asserting that the Bible is accurate in all that it teaches; and describing God as the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect deity who created the universe and still rules it today. Being classified as an evangelical is not dependent upon church attendance or the denominational affiliation of the church attended. Respondents were not asked to describe themselves as "evangelical."