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Friday, November 11th, 2005

Author: Frankie B

In the Washington Post Pat Robertson was reported to have become unhinged by the recent vote.

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they “voted God out of your city” by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.

Robertson maybe able to be in the news with such outrageous comments because of the 700 Club, but I would like to know where’s the balance? There are as many Christians on both sides of the political divide but all we hear about are those on the right. Why isn’t there equal time given to progressive ministers and publications like, SOJOURNERS Magazine. Robertson isn’t the only one; Jerry Falwell blamed feminists, gays or lesbians for bringing on the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen. link

Some will argue that the media is out to make Christians look bad by picking out the most outlandish comments. That might be close to the true because as we all know sensationalism sales. The tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation. In today’s news world there is too much emphasis on ratings than on the news. There was a time when the newsrooms could lose money and no one cared. I’m not saying that this excuses either Falwell or Robertson, but it does explain why there is so much unfair coverage. What I don’t understand is why there isn’t an outcry from Christians to the newsrooms and to men like Falwell or Robertson. It is time to make it clear that God is above the political games of these rightwing preachers. I just think that if all these preachers were doing their job of spreading the Christian message they wouldn’t need to have the schools teach it. It is just time that the Church return to being on the hilltop where all can see it.