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Why doesn’t anyone care about intolerance toward Christians?

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Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:00 am

Our society has become extremely politically correct, and the political correctness watchdogs are everywhere making sure no one says anything to offend anyone.

For example, if someone says they believe homosexuality is wrong, the LGBT groups shout “offensive,” and the person is vilified by the press as being hateful and intolerant. Usually, the comment is taken back, and the culprit puts a ridiculous spin on his/her statement, explaining what they really meant, and offering the obligatory apology: “if I have offended anyone ...”

I wonder why this political correctness and concern for offending others doesn’t pertain to Christianity. Saturday Night Live came out with a skit a couple of weeks ago called “DJesus Uncrossed” (a spoof on “Django Unchained”).

It is a blasphemous, disgusting skit of a movie trailer depicting the resurrected Jesus wielding swords and blasting guns at those who had a part in His crucifixion. He is seen splitting someone’s head open and blowing holes through people with blood splattering everywhere. Seems like everyone thinks this is OK and has a big laugh over it.

Where are the political correctness watchdogs now? Where are the liberal voices who champion tolerance? They are silent. In our anti-Christian culture, it’s OK to denigrate Jesus, but everything else is off limits (by the way, you’ll never see SNL poking fun at or denigrating Mohammed like they did with Jesus in this skit).

Well I, for one, am highly offended at this revolting portrayal of Jesus, whom I love with all my heart, and I will not remain silent at this travesty or of the “selective” political correctness of our culture.

Yes, we have freedom of speech, but this freedom has been narrowed by what our anti-Christian culture has defined it as: “Say anything you want as long as it passes through our filter of what is politically correct, and our filter of political correctness doesn’t include anything pertaining to Christianity.”

Where’s the outrage amongst Christians? Fellow believers, do we love Jesus enough, and will we have the guts to stand up for Him, even if we are belittled, ridiculed or hated?

Pastor Frank Nolton

New Hope Community Church

Lodi

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11 comments:

  • Gary Fonseca posted at 11:09 pm on Thu, Mar 28, 2013.

    GFons Posts: 1

    Mr. Diskin,

    Just to be fair, you stated you have facts on your side but you did not give any sources but yourself. Can you provide some of those for us here on the forum? - Thanks

     
  • David Diskin posted at 6:06 pm on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

    David Diskin Posts: 184

    You *are* aware that crime in our nation is on a decline, and has been for the last century, right?

    And in areas where crime (and other metrics of well-being) is the highest, there is a undisputed prevalence of religiosity. Not only in our nation, but in the world.

    Maybe you need to rethink your opinion on what people need. I propose we start with facts.

     
  • trista aquino posted at 2:44 am on Tue, Mar 12, 2013.

    trista aquino Posts: 113

    The reason why its ok to say anything/everything on TV except "God" is because that small handful of people who control almost all the worlds money also control the TV, (nd radio and so on) They program the programs to program the people so we all start behaving like these perverted, promiscuous, competitive etc. 'stars' as if its all normal. They teach sex ed in elementary, you get free condoms in high school all the while Lady Gagas glamorized in videos and lyrics like "so what we get drunk, so what we dont sleep" are looping on every radio station. And some of those songs are pretty catchy Im sorry to say! Its hard to act right when so much wrong is surrounding you 24/7. Well should all this stop one day because everyone realizes all they need is God who will provide for them in abundance, it wouldnt make for a very profitable future for the powers-that-be. They need to glamorize a diseased mentality- they need us to be dependant on liquor and drugs or sugar or cigarettes and nicotine patches or sex and lovers, or mascara or super sized combos and diet pills or hair transplants- because they need to make criminals and inmates and a constant flow in prison stock, they need our money and our taxes, Im sure some poor chinese worker needs their .17 an hour at some factory and in 10 years when we all get cancer or diabetes or shingles w/ adhd and autistic kids from all the chemicals we happily exposed ourselves to getting our nails done we'll happily give them more for healthcare.
    Anyways I listened to this preacher lady talk about Jesus and how so many people prosecuted him- she said to remember that whenever we feel ourselves getting tired from battle after battle- remember we're on the good side, on Gods side, because there will always be a battle and people against us. As long as I stay on Gods side and follow Gods will I can accept the unaccepting. All we can do is lead them to water. Besides, between good and evil, God and the adversary- we all know who gonna win in the end right?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:54 pm on Mon, Mar 11, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Since Pastor Nolton has denigrated both gays and Muslims (who, by-the-way, were just as outraged as Christians over this SNL sketch since Jesus is venerated in the Muslim religion), in this forum, it is so hypocritical of him to write this letter.

    As usual - the joke is funny until it's about YOU.

    What's wrong with imagining a fantasy in which Jesus avenges his persecutors and murderers? Romans, 12:19.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:03 pm on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2027

    A wonderful write up on the whole judge not quote nonbelievers love to use against Christians.

    http://www.christianuniverse.com/sermons/judgenot.htm

    Especially this section, "Galatians 6:1 "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden."

    "Our function is to help one another grow spiritually, and help one another overcome problems that this life throws at us. Rather than being critical all of the time, we need to supply strength."


    Simply put, encouraging spiritual growth or reform IS acceptable IF done with love and compassion and not from a point of superiority or condemnation.

    I will not comment on where Pastor Nolton is coming from.

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 7:05 pm on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Pastor Frank, how can you follow Christ's teachings and judge others? Just saying.

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 4:06 pm on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    The bible says: If the hate you, remember they first hated me...

     
  • David Diskin posted at 1:51 pm on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    David Diskin Posts: 184

    It's almost amusing when 80% of the country is Christian, and they complain that they are being persecuted.

    For decades they have encroached their beliefs into our government and when we try to take it back, they claim intolerance.

    Thanks to their influence, not everyone who loves each other is permitted to marry or enjoy the benefits of marriage. Try to change those laws, and you're "attacking traditional marriage".

    There are dozens of laws on the books (including the tax code) that give preference to religion. When we make attempt to remove these laws, we're somehow "violating the first amendment".

    The privilege that you've enjoyed for decades is going away. That's not intolerance. It's progress.

     
  • Rick Houdack posted at 9:51 am on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Rick Houdack Posts: 173

    If Nolton doesn't like his beliefs laughed at, he shouldn't believe such funny things.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 9:15 am on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1518

    There is a difference between a group of people (LGBT) that live and work amongst us and an individual (Jesus) who for many is a fictionsl character. Jesus was invented by Paul/Saul. Remember if you are not accepted by the house you visit dust your feet off and move on.

     
  • Rick Houdack posted at 8:22 am on Sat, Mar 9, 2013.

    Rick Houdack Posts: 173

    Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

     

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