Tuesday, December 08, 2015

NY Daily News: "God Isn't Fixing This"

Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF
The cover of the New York Daily News reads, "As latest batch of innocent Americans are left lying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes."

The Headline read, "God Isn't Fixing This."

The cowards?

Ted Cruz, among others.

The New York Daily News has confirmed what many of us have known for some time: The media generally harbors anti-Christian bigotry, and have done so for years.

Surveys as far back as 1981 revealed that 50% of the media was atheist, and 86% seldom or never went to church or synagogue. The numbers are surely higher now.

For years the angst toward religion, particularly biblical Christianity, has been veiled and masked.

The mask has now slipped---the veil is gone.

Here is how the press amplified the words of the NY Daily, while attempting to appear "neutral" in their reporting.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell suggested it was a natural rebuke: "All the talk of prayer prompted an angry tabloid headline in today's New York Daily News."

On CBS, morning anchor Gayle King said, "I thought this headline was very powerful." Later on CBS co-anchor Charlie Rose said, "I thought the headline was very powerful...As the New York Daily News said, God is not going to fix it, we have to fix it."

Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten angrily wrote on Twitter, "Dear 'thoughts and prayers' people: Please shut up and slink away. You are the problem, and everyone knows it."

Timothy Egan writing for the New York Times says, "Politicians of one cowardly type will say their 'thoughts and prayers' are with you. What garbage. Better to say nothing at all."

Brent Bozell, President of Media Research Council, said, "Our largely secular press forget that radical Muslims see America as the Great Satan, as godless. Their promotion of this bigoted rant against God only deepens the terrorists' hatred for our country."

Perhaps the media's disdain for conservatism is only exceeded by their disdain for Christian conservatism.

After several days of strong push back by those pesky conservative Christians, some in the media are looking for a little cover.

Solon, a far Left "elite" publication, is now explaining, "It's not prayer shaming to say that a lot of us---a lot of us who find comfort in prayer---are sick of the very people whose rhetoric and policies are helping perpetuate a culture of death hiding helplessly behind God whenever blood is shed. Which happens quite often."

To say there is disgust on the part of Christians nationwide would be an understatement.

Franklin Graham, after seeing the New York Daily News headline wrote on Facebook, "They have the audacity to criticize politicians who had publicly offered prayers and asked for God's comfort following the killings, calling them 'cowards who could truly end the gun scourge'---shame on them."

But as Christians push back, the secular progressive media begin, ever so carefully, to revise their narrative---that's what progressives do.

The Slate, a highly read far left cultural online publication once owned by Microsoft under MSN and now owned by the Washington Post, is pushing the revision that the current prayer shaming isn't about prayer---it's actually about people who claim to pray, but don't do it---like Republicans and conservatives.

Slate and a couple of other secular Left progressive publications are now claiming they, as the prophets in the old Testament, are calling out pretense and false prophets who claim to pray, but don't actually pray.

It's an easy fix for the secular progressive who begins to feel the heat of public disapproval---change the truth.

A couple of thoughts come to my mind:

"A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?" (Ecclesiastes 10:14).

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing; a false prophet but inwardly are ravenous wolves" (Jesus- Matthew 7:15).

I'm reminded of the account of Elijah explaining to the King and his wife Jezebel why things were not working well in the kingdom. And his facing off with the prophets of Baal. And the ultimate outcome.

Be Prayerful. Be Discerning. Be Bold.


  1. So they really are afraid of prayer?....God is going to move in his power and glory, bringing Salvation, Transformation, Deliverance, and Healing, by the message of the cross. Therefore consider this a call for prayer. Please pray for Salvation, Transformation, Deliverance, and Healing to come in great glory for God, and his purposes in Christ Jesus. Let everyone, old and young, big and small, keep praying for these 4 things.

  2. It's worth revisiting the actual point of the newspaper article. While prayer after these events may make you feel better, it has accomplished nothing in preventing these events. That will be up to us.

    Pray if you like, no one's telling you not to. We're simply saying stop pretending it's a solution. We need to do something that will actually have an effect.

    1. Did you ask God if prayer is of no avail?

    2. Please pray before you post.

  3. The actual point is not "pray if you like, no one's telling you not to." The point is, as Gary writes above: Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten angrily wrote on Twitter, "Dear 'thoughts and prayers' people: Please shut up and slink away. You are the problem, and everyone knows it." Will you feel better if we all "shut up and slink away?"

  4. These people deserve at least two rights for every wrong they do.

  5. sometimes the fool makes himself so obvious and those with wisdom and truth must continue on in wisdom and truth.

  6. Open question - after a mass shooting, what do you pray for?

  7. I pray for righteousness.

  8. I've been praying for righteousness, and a lot of other things. I pray for common Constitutional sense, sense that is without partiality, such that if there was a tribe of spotted one legged people with pointed heads, and they were a tribe of headhunters, who had a history of keeping their culture, and telling people they planned on keeping their culture, even threatening people in other countries that they would like their heads, that these people would not be allowed in, and it wouldn't be because of having pointed heads, nor because they only had one leg, nor even religion, but only because that tribe has a history of wanting to take off people's heads.

    I pray for a Constitutional America again. Something we seemed to have lost.

  9. Let's keep praying for God to save Muslims. I read a post about the Lord showing this one praying for people, something about salvation of some Muslims, and not long afterward, he saw on the news that they left and came to Christ. So God is transforming some, reminding me of something from Acts, Paul's conversion. The Lord is taking the scales off some people's eyes, so let's pray for Muslim conversions.

    1. Let's pray for the President's conversion, and wisdom for Trump. Someone from another blog suggested looking into Public Law 414 chp 22 sec 212, about keeping harmful organizations out of the US...Now see how might that apply today, and how are we to define some? Please consider this post mainly a call for prayer for our nation and it's people. Prayer at this time is important, and will continually be important ahead.


Faith & Freedom welcomes your comment posts. Remember, keep it short, keep it on message and relevant, and identify your town.