“(CNSNews.com) – Brit Hume said he was “not surprised” by the media backlash over his remarks to Tiger Woods on “Fox News Sunday” this week. There is a “double-standard” when it comes to speaking publicly about Christianity versus other religions, he said.
Hume, a Fox News analyst, told CNSNews.com: “There is a double standard. If I had said, for example, that what Tiger Woods needed to do was become more deeply engaged in his Buddhist faith or to adopt the ideas of Hinduism, which I think would be of great spiritual value to him, I doubt anybody would have said anything.””
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The double standards created, promulgated, and maintained by the left-stream media are almost too numerous to discuss. However, these double standards do tend to cluster around two ideological areas: Conservatism (Politics) and Christianity (Religion). Both of these areas are considered off-limits in the left-stream media (aka the state-run media) for any discussion other than vitriolic criticism.
Left-stream news commentators routinely espouse complimentary views concerning Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Atheism, Whateverism, and even at times, but less frequently Judaism. BUT, if and when a commentator (not a newscaster) , chooses to exercise their 1st Amendment right to express a favorable opinion concerning Christianity, all Hell breaks loose (no pun intended). No one must dare express anything complimentary about Christianity. And any serious, public discussion of Jesus Christ, as being relative to modern moral (especially sexual) problems, is verboten.
Brit Hume's recent experience is, unfortunately, typical.
Jesus warned about the phenomenon of hatred-of-Christians, and the reason for it, almost two thousand years ago:
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you." -- John 15:18-19 [NASB]
As a Christian, Brit Hume certainly seems aware of this: "When CNSNews.com asked Hume if the media uproar over his comments regarding Tiger Woods and a potential conversion to Christianity caught him by surprise, he replied, “No, I’m not surprised.”
“No one in the secular media is supposed to assert that his religion is true, or that his is best, or even that his faith can heal a father and a marriage and a family. These suddenly manners-conscious secularists insist that religion be a “very private matter,” and by that they mean – something neither seen, nor heard, and for G—‘s sakes, it’s something you certainly don’t put on national television. “I think it’s been true for a long time in many cultures,” said Hume, “It is certainly true in secular America today that the most controversial two words you can ever utter in a public space are ‘Jesus Christ.’””
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(1)'Jesus Christ' the 'Most Controversial Two Words You Can Ever Utter in the Public Square' Today
(2)The Soul of Tiger Woods