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COLUMN: Mainstream media continuously attacks Christianity


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Unfortunately,  the media has been doing a pretty good job of attacking Christianity, as well as Christian institutions or events. 

The 46th Annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18. Not only did the major broadcast networks like ABC, CBS and NBC barely mention the March for Life, but they gave the Women’s March three times more media coverage on-air. 

When the March for Life was mentioned, it was mostly negative. For example, Huffington Post picked out a small piece of Ben Shapiro’s pro-life speech, in which he said he would not kill baby Hitler. Karen Pence also took a giant hit from the media and Hollywood for teaching at a Catholic school in Virginia. 

The mainstream media has twisted or left major parts out of these stories to push their agenda or create unnecessary drama. It needs to end. 

Several media outlets covered and published stories about teenage boys from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, harassing a man by the name Nathan Philips who is a member of an indigenous tribe. A video, which appeared to show the boys harassing Phillips, was quickly shared all over the news and social media. However, the media completely botched this story. 

The media was so quick to judge Nick Sandmann, the main boy in the video, before the whole video surfaced. It showed that it happened to be the other way around: Philips and his tribe actually approached the teenagers and were harassing them. 

The media had already completely destroyed Sandmann’s name, his school, his family and his life for their own benefit. Once the major media outlets realized they'd messed up, instead of apologizing, they tried to do everything that they could to find evidence of any kind to destroy these boys and the Catholic school they attended.

According Joy Behar from The View, the reason these media outlets made the mistake of judging Sandmann too early was because they’re “desperate to get Trump out of office.” That's a great example of the media falsifying stories for their own agenda. Joy Behar just had the guts to say their motive on national television. 

Another example of the media attacking Christians is the toxic comments about Karen Pence. Recently, the vice president's wife was slandered in the news for teaching at Immanuel Christian school in Virginia. There was an uproar in the media because the Christian school does not accept the LGBTQ dogma from the employees or the students. The policies at this Virginia school should not be a surprise to people considering that the Christian faith has had this set of beliefs for centuries. 

Lady Gaga said Mike and Karen Pence are the “worst representation of what it means to be a Christian." Lady Gaga claims to be a Christian, yet she condemned Mrs. Pence for her views. How can she claim to be a Christian but does not believe in the ideology? What happened to the Freedom of Religion in the United States? 

When Karen Pence was hired to the Catholic school, she was asked to take a pledge stating her religious beliefs. CNN’s Clay Cane stated that the school’s pledge is “disgusting and insults millions of taxpaying American citizens.” 

Attacking American taxpaying citizens who exercise their first amendment is what is insulting. The United States of America is the greatest nation in the world because of our founding principles, hence why so many people want to immigrate here. 

If you don’t agree with the Christian ideology that’s fine. But to attack and slander a family because of it is morally wrong. 

This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. If we lose our religious foundation, where will we be as a nation? 

As a country, we really need to reevaluate how we slam people who practice religion. If religion continues to get smeared, this nation will fall into the hand of tyranny.

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