(Read through to the bottom of this one for a real kicker! UPDATE (1:31 PM): And Another!)
In most of my writing, I don’t differentiate between “Christian privilege” and “religious privilege.” In our nation, they are basically the same because Christianity is so prevalent.
Christians extremists understand that defending religious privilege on behalf of other religions just reinforces their own privilege. Here’s a great example of what that looks like. OneNewsNow posted an article yesterday called, “Muslim prayer event shows ‘greatness of America’.”
The Christian Defense Coalition is welcoming Muslims planning to hold a large prayer gathering Friday on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
More than 50,000 Muslims are expected to take part in the event Friday on Capitol Hill. Pat Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, says it is sad that some Christians have been hostile to the Muslims planning to gather Friday.
Did you catch that? I highlighted in green just in case you didn’t. See, the Christian Defense Coalition seems to think that the West Lawn is their territory, but they’re happy to allow Muslims to gather there. How gracious.
“They are receiving numerous calls from people who profess to be Christians, full of hateful language to them, telling them to go back their own country, when they are Americans and they love this country,” he notes.
Maybe I’m cynical. I don’t know. I just can’t possibly buy into the idea that Mahoney is sincere with that statement. I actually believe the CDC probably does some good things, but not exclusively. Here is some pertinent background on Rev. Mahoney from the shoddy CDC website:
Rev. Mahoney organized and led rallies and vigils for Chief Justice Roy Moore to publicly display the Ten Commandments in Montgomery, Alabama. He also led the fight to keep Teri Shiavo alive in Pinellas Park, Florida and in Washington D.C.
Rev. Mahoney was founder, and also served on the Executive Board, of the Alliance for Revival and Reformation. This organization is made up of nationally known pastors, historians, theologians and pastors who are dedicated to spreading the message of repentance, biblical revival and cultural reformation. He speaks in churches on on a regular basis concerning these topics.
See what I mean? If this organization is specifically dedicated to making our nation more Christian, why would they be so quick to support a Muslim prayer rally?
“It is important to send a clear message that the Christian community loves the Muslim community. That we do not hate Muslims, that our heart is not set against Muslims, and that with the heart and compassion of Christ, we are to reach out and build bridges,” he adds.
Get it? We want you to submit to Christianity, so we’re going to show you how great we are! Besides, we LOVE praying in public spaces!
OneNewsNow does not compassionately reach out to the Muslim community. They are more in the fear-mongering business. Take a look at these headlines currently found (even though some are a month old) on the OneNewsNow website, mostly under “National Security”:
“Sept. 10 attitude still prevails – Still handling homeland security with a 9/10 attitude” (Thanks Michelle Malkin!)
“Nuke negotiations with Iran – been there, done that”
“Webcast to address church’s response to terrorism” (It’s called “The Threat of Radical Islam and the Church’s Response”)
“Obama praises Islam, ignores radicals’ threat”
While it might be nice to see conflict-driven religions “getting along” today, I really don’t think there is any sincerity in that compassion outrage.
This morning, I got the real proof. TALK ABOUT MIXED MESSAGES. The following email is from the AFA, the same organization behind OneNewsNow that published the other article just the day before:
We thought this was a good idea, and then we remembered we were talking about Muslims.
These folks are either wildly manipulative or have massive internal communication problems. Or both. Yes, both.
Perkins called the Muslim gathering “a wake-up call for the church” and a warning that if Christians do not “fill the void that’s in this nation with the truth, it will be filled with something else.”
If that’s not fear-mongering, what is?