Hat tip to the Media Research Center on this one . . . you will occasionally find media types who are willing to admit they “don’t get religion,” as if the rest of us hadn’t noticed. They don’t get it because they have no interest in it. While normal Americans are at church on Sunday morning, journalists are sitting home watching Meet the Press. While we consult the Bible and devote ourselve to prayer so we can live as God called us to, they look . . . elsewhere.
This is hardly a new phenomenon, but you’d think that at some point they would figure out there are an awful lot of religious people in this country and they should at least get up to speed on what we do and why, even if they don’t agree or intend to take part.
But . . . they don’t do that. And because they have no interest whatsoever in faith or faith-related matters, they sometimes beclown themselves by reacting to perfectly ordinary events as if they are bizarre and weird. Ladies and gentlemen, CNN’s Erin Burnett:
Most of you, of course, are entirely familiar with what’s going on in this picture. It’s very common for groups of people to gather together and pray for another person - especially someone in a leadership position or who is facing an especially diffficult challenge - and it’s normal that you lay hands on the person for whom you are praying. This is about as normal for a Christian as a sound check would be for a television anchor.
But Erin Burnett has no idea about any of this, so she thinks a very strange event is occurring here, and that CNN has to assemble a panel of experts to examine what, oh what, this oddity might mean for the future of humanity.
Look, CNN, if you’re going to talk about something, you should have some semblance of an idea what you’re talking about. If you think it’s newsworthy that people are praying for the president in the Oval Office, and you want to report on it, then learn a thing or two about what people do when they pray and why they do it. When you sit there on national television and call something “very strange” that isn’t strange at all, you’re not only making a fool of yourself. You’re also affirming a lot of people’s instincts that you are clueless at best and hostile at worst toward people of faith - and that we shouldn’t trust you to give us the news.
Then again, precisely because this sort of thing isn’t new at all, we figured that out a long time ago.
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