An open letter to CBS News, ABC News, Fox News, CNN, NBC News, The New York Times, USA TODAY, Washington Post, TIME and all of their subsidiaries or the corporations to which they, themselves are subsidiaries:
Be it hereby known that the Christians of America, as well as all other people of goodwill from many different faith groups, are fed up with your heavily slanted and politically driven reporting. We all know about the downed Malaysian airplane in the Ukraine. We all know about the Palestinian-American teen that was beaten in Israel. We all know about Israel’s bombardment and how we should feel sorry for the people of Gaza. We all know about Obama’s border woes, and how such and such a person want’s to push for his impeachment, and how a Texas militia is stepping in to patrol. Thanks to you, we know about an anaconda loose in New Jersey, and a California bank robbery in which the suspects are apparently repeat offenders. What we AREN’T being told about, mysteriously, is the treatment of Christians in the Middle East.
Silence is consent, or at the very least, downright misleading. Your continued silence on the matter makes you a partner to the Arab instigators, and the participating Muslim countries. You are partners in the murder of hundreds of Christians this year. Christians are being burned, beheaded, tortured, shot to death, crucified, dragged through the streets tied to vehicles, raped, beaten, forcibly converted. Their properties and churches are being confiscated by the state, or burned to the ground. EVERY SINGLE DAY. And yet not one of you has had the courage to report on it. Yes, you reported on ONE WOMAN who was imprisoned for converting to Christianity… after Amnesty International got involved. And yet, because of your silence on any other similar case, Americans are largely unaware that their tax dollars are being used to exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East via politically motivated and supported regimes.
Your silence indeed makes you a partner. You have the blood of hundreds of Christians on your hands. The rape of hundreds of Christian girls… the forced conversion of hundreds, the theft of land, the destruction of ancient churches and monasteries… ALL of it is on your hands for your failure to so much as mention it in passing. Enough is enough. Christians in America deserve to know about their brothers and sisters in other nations being persecuted. They deserve to know the truth. Only when they know, can they push others to do something that will make a difference. If you are unwilling to give them the facts so that they can raise an international outcry to put an end to this tyranny, these war crimes, these acts against the common good of humanity, then YOU are to blame for it. YOU are the terrorists responsible for it. YOUR credibility is tarnished, and YOUR lack of action, lack of reporting, lack of sensitivity, and overall apathy is its cause.
UPDATE: Many thanks to the Huffington Post for adding a story about this to their religion column two minutes ago (5:54 PM CST).