In taking a position against NBC and CNN airing favorable television shows---a documentary and miniseries about Hillary Clinton prior to the 2016 presidential election, the Republican National Committee has also brought attention to a broader and more pervasive trend among secular progressives.
Mocking both our faith and our freedom.
I have been critical toward the RNC on a number of issues lately, but we must applaud them for taking this stand, and even if inadvertently turning the light on the mockery of the Christian faith and the very foundations of our freedom.
With NBC preparing to air a favorable miniseries about Hillary Clinton and CNN preparing to air a favorable documentary about her as we move toward the 2016 presidential election, the RNC has given both an ultimatum.
The RNC has sent a stinging letter to both which says in part, "We won't let you make a mockery of candidates and debates."
Clearly they are remembering CNN's presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley. While "moderating" the debates between Obama and Mitt Romney, she stepped forward prompting Obama with a response to a Romney question and accusation.
In giving these 2 television networks an ultimatum, they have also raised an even more important issue:
The mockery of our faith and our freedoms.
I mentioned in an earlier blog that NBC was planning a favorable miniseries featuring Hillary Clinton. Now CNN is planning a favorable documentary.
We also reported that the RNC had sent a stinging letter with an ultimatum. The RNC told the 2 networks that if they aired the miniseries and the documentary they would formally bar Republicans from partnering with those networks on any primary or presidential debates in 2016.
Some of the Republican State Parties in the early primary states have already voiced full support of the RNC's position.
The RNC has given NBC and CNN until August 14 to reply. If the networks move forward with the airing of these programs, the RNC will seek a binding resolution by the Party to carry out the RNC ultimatum.
This week the RNC said, "We will not let the mainstream media make 'a mockery' of the GOP presidential nominating process and candidates in the 2016 election cycle."
By doing so, the media is not only mocking the Republican Party, but the system of American elections.
Sean Spicer, communications director for the RNC, said the strong stinging letters "were only the first steps."
There's more to come.
He said there is "no reason" former "Democratic operatives" that are in the "'quote-unquote media' should be moderating debates."
Spicer said "it's ridiculous" that CNN and NBC is trying to "pump up a candidate" in Clinton, whom both networks are interested in giving a leg-up in a potential presidential run.
In calling out the media for their "mocking" of the Republican Party, the RNC is also turning the national spotlight on an even more perverse and pervasive trend.
While this episode reveals the media mocking our democratic process by virtue of their actions, mocking our Christian faith has become almost sport for those in the entertainment industry.
While Muslims are revered---pampered, (and feared) by a politically correct media, Christians and Christianity is fair game. Nothing is too blaspheming of Christians and the Christian faith.
Earlier this year Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, in responding to remarks made by President Obama in his Inaugural Address said, "President Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and talked about 'unalienable rights'. I would argue that his words made a mockery of both."
He said, "When absolutes are abandoned for principles, the US Constitution becomes a blank slate for anyone's graffiti."
Relativism puts truth in play. It can be whatever someone wants it to be. It even makes the Constitution a "living document," vulnerable to the whims of those in political power.
A blank slate for their graffiti.
Every year television introduces new programming. Progressively, each year they introduce increasingly offensive programming about Christians and Christianity.
There were several last year, more will be coming this next season. We'll keep you posted.
Remember ABC's show GCB? First it was called "Good Christian Bitches" then responding to public response they renamed it "Good Christian Belles," then finally it simply became known as GCB.
The program coined phrases like "cleavage will keep your cross straight."
Fortunately the public said "no," didn't watch it and it was canceled. Its failure was not for lack of effort on the part of ABC.
The Washington Times published an article this past April titled, "Mocking Christianity."
It seems nothing is off limits in mocking Christians and Christianity. This is a detailed article of how incidences of public mockery toward Christians is increasing, including an episode of a young boy in a classroom being told publicly by a teacher that there is "no more evidence of the works of God than there is a giant spaghetti monster living behind the moon."
The late atheist and author Christopher Hitchens said Christianity "should be treated with ridicule, hatred and contempt."
He spent his life hammering away at God and the Bible, trying to destroy both. He is now in eternity.
I'll be talking about why people so strongly oppose Christianity and those who are biblical Christians on the radio this morning, live at 9 AM, PDT and rebroadcast at 7:30 PM, PDT on the ACN stations, on your computer or on a free phone app.
As people continue to attack Christianity and Christians, I'm reminded of the old village blacksmith.
A visitor was watching the smithy as he pounded his hammer on the iron anvil---again and again and again.
"My, my," said the visitor. "You must wear out a lot of anvils."
"No" the smithy replied, "my great-great grandfather used this very anvil. But I do wear out a lot of hammers."
The hammers will wear out in time. The anvil will stand forever.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.