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The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has assembled a list of what it considers the seven worst incidents of Christian-bashing that happened in 2007, and it’s headed by the attacker who shot and killed Christians at two ministry sites in Colorado just days ago.
The church shootings were carried out by Matthew Murray, 24, of Englewood, Colo., and left two people dead at a Youth With A Mission missionary training center in Arvada, Colo., and two more people dead at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
It was revealed after the attacks Murray, who was described in the mainstream media as a homeschooled student from a religious home, had been studying for some time already the teachings of Aleister Crowley, who lived in the 1800s and early 1900s, and is considered a mentor to Anton LaVey, who formed the Church of Satan.
“From murder and intimidation, to the crass and the blasphemous, 2007 was a horrendous year of Christian bashing,” said Gary L. Cass, chairman of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
“Anti-Christian sentiments are being fomented in the culture and are becoming more deadly and cynical,” said Cass. “Impressionable young people are being swept up in anti-Christian hysteria, aided and abetted by a greedy, amoral entertainment industry. Mocking Christians, blaspheming their faith and ridiculing their values has become the easy way for ‘entertainers’ to shock their way to the top.”
He said his organization is calling on “anti-Christian politicians, Hollywood and New York media elites to stop the Christian bashing and take responsibility for the culture of hate towards Christians they have helped to create.”
The CADC will work aggressively “to stop this dangerous and irresponsible Christian bashing in 2008,” he said.
The Top 7 attacks, according to the CADC, and Cass’s comments, are:
“You Christians brought this on yourselves I’m coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. … God, I can’t wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don’t care if I live or die. …” Posted by a troubled young man, Matthew Murray, 10 hours after killing two at the Arvada missionary base and two hours before killing two at a Colorado Springs church. Churches used to be considered sanctuaries, but now they are targets for the hateful and the deranged. The CADC calls on every church to be prepared to use deadly force, if necessary, to protect their congregations.
The 2007 Federal Hate Crimes Bill which threatens religious liberties and lays the groundwork for “thought crime,” which has no place in American law and violates the concept of equal protection under the law. As has occurred in other nations, these laws pave the way for Christians to be silenced and even arrested because they believe that homosexual acts are sinful. It is totalitarian regimes which punish thoughts, not free societies. Thomas Jefferson declares that “the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions.”
In September, Christians in San Francisco spoke out against a blasphemous anti-Christian advertisement for the perverted, sadomasochistic Folsom Street Fair. In the ad, Christ and the 12 Disciples are portrayed as sexual deviants at the Last Supper, provocatively posed before a table of sex toys. For criticizing them, radical homosexuals crashed a worship service dressed as nuns and desecrated it and mockingly took Holy Communion. The church refuses to press charges. Within days Matthew Hinz was arrested after trying to set fire to a San Francisco convent while six nuns were sleeping inside. A few days later, Paul Addis is charged for allegedly planning to set fire to the city’s historic Grace Cathedral.
CNN reached a new low when Anderson Cooper invited Christopher Hitchens, editor of Vanity Fair Magazine, on his show the day of Jerry Falwell’s death to make critical remarks about Falwell. Hitchens made the most reprehensible and offensive remarks one can imagine against a Christian minister, Jerry Falwell, even on the day of his death. Christopher Hitchens called Falwell “a little toad … a horrible little person…an evil old man…a conscious charlatan and bully and fraud…an actual danger to democracy, to culture, to civilization.”
Two biased, anti-Christian documentaries were produced and aired. One by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra, “Friends of God” on HBO and the other by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, “God’s Warriors.” At least they tried to act as if they wanted to be fair. Of course, they failed. Evangelicals are almost 100 million strong and very diverse but are reduced to clich?d caricatures or are portrayed as the moral equivalents of Islamic terrorists.
They called Christian supporters of President Bush his “wing nut Christofascist base.” One asked, “What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit,” to which she replied, “You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.” They posed the thoughtful question of religious conservatives, “What don’t you lousy %#*@!+# understand about keeping your noses out of our britches, our beds and our families?”
Phillip Pullman’s atheistic answer to C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series because destroying the church and killing God in the mind of every child is the best revenge. Why be damned alone when you can take a few million souls with you and get rich on the proceeds?