Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Mainstream Media Ignore Useless "Progressive" Religion, Attack Robust Orthodoxy

There are a number of news roundups, showing the hostile bias that the mainstream media is directing against the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem. Are we surprised? Some good analysis here, here (both from folks who are actually at the conference) and from a Canadian observer here.

But there's more to this story. While attacking this exciting gathering of global Christians, the mainstream types are ignoring the so-called progressive church. There was NO significant coverage of the Episcopal Organization's Presiding Bishop here in South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal, as posted below, did a preliminary story, but the reporter who filed it promply went away for a few days (got this via her voicemail). There's no significant follow up coverage so far, and the PB's visit ended on Sunday. South Dakota's other "big" paper, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, told one of our American Anglican Council members "We're not covering that - it's a religious event."

The secularists want the church to shut up and go away. The "progressive" church has already folded and accepted secularist points of view, so there is no longer any need to cover it. But orthodoxy challenges the secular worldview with the authority of Christ, a specific GAFCON topic. That's why the old mainstream media ignore the former and attack the latter.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Fr. Tim, you have shown that Christians will not get a fair hearing in the court of Secularism, and shame on those journalists who operate under this bias. They dishonor their profession and their credibility diminishes daily.

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