Friday, May 15, 2015

SC Newspaper Wins Pulitzer, Blaming Christianity For Domestic Abuse

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The South Carolina "Post and Courier" published a 7-part series on domestic abuse in the South titled "Till Death Do Us Part."

The feature story blamed biblical teaching and Christianity for at least part of the domestic abuse, saying in part 1 of the series, "Awash in guns, saddled with ineffective laws and lacking enough shelters for the battered, South Carolina is a state where the deck is stacked against women...Couple this with deep rooted beliefs about the sanctity of marriage and the place of women in the home, and the vows 'till death do us part' take on a sinister tone."

For this, the Pulitzer Prize board has awarded the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize for the series.

Although the Pulitzer board is getting strong push back from Christian groups, they are standing by their choice of "Till Death Do Us Part."

This is a link to the complete 7-part series.

Tim Graham with NewsBusters says the Baptist Press is taking considerable exception to the decision, saying the series alludes heavily that "Bible-thumpers are wife thumpers."

Part 3 of the series asserts, "Part of the problem is rooted in the culture of South Carolina where men have long dominated the halls of power, setting an agenda that clings to tradition and conservative Christian tenets about the subservient role of women."

Part 3 also says pastors can "inadvertently fuel the problem" of domestic violence by teaching that "Scripture says women are to be submissive."

Graham says he would like to tell the reporters they should actually read Ephesians 5, because the message is for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church---"Christ didn't tend to hit the church," Graham said.

He also notes, "You're not going to win a Pulitzer doing [a series on] domestic violence among lesbians because the Pulitzer board is made up of secular media elite with a liberal bias, and the South Carolina paper took the bait."

Increasingly we are seeing Christianity and biblical teaching identified as an impediment to social progress. I have made several specific references to this in recent articles we have published.

This is another example of secular progressive advocates working to "remake America" by redefining good and evil, twisting Scripture and marginalizing, or eliminating biblical influence in the culture.

Today, on the radio, I'm talking about what will never win a Pulitzer, but can save a culture, a family and a life---America's Godly Heritage, and how secular progressives seek to rewrite history, while presenting a New Age philosophy of secular humanism and atheism, folded into multiculturalism and protected by political correctness.

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  1. I wish every married couple had someone (or two) that they could go to whenever they have any situation between them whereby one feels oppression by the other, or some form of present distress, whenever they have not been able to resolve things on their own, and that those they go to would be willing to hear nothing except it be a cause for some kind of present distress or oppression, doing the same for one as for the other, without hypocrisy or partiality, making the plea on behalf of another for mercy whenever mercy is due, going to scripture, talking things through, listening and looking for what is right, not laying heavy burdens on others, but working to lighten any load which is put upon another unjustly when that load is overbearing to the other, in temperance, kindness, patience, mercy, goodness, etc, and once a couple has been helped in this way, and are able to work out their own marriage salvation, that they in turn would be willing to be there for others, as others have been there for them, able to pray together, seek the will of God, and the fruit of the Spirit, able to open a Bible to any page, find something good, say what it is, and thank God for it, willing to walk through valleys for others, bearing with them and encouraging them in a good way which is found in Christ Jesus.

  2. Something good coupled with something bad can go bad. God hates divorce, but I think sometimes he may be for it. It all depends.

  3. I was listening to Waylon Jennings' The Wurlitzer Prize on you tube. The majority of modern music has always been love songs and what would that be without the foundation of marriage?


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