Monday, August 08, 2011

Christianity and the media

On local TV news (KSTP) there was a story about "Feed My Starving Children" in the Minneapolis area. Feed my Starving Children sends thousands and thousands of meals to poverty stricken areas overseas. To save money--thereby enabling the organization to send even more meals--all of these thousands of meals are assembled and packaged entirely by volunteers.

I was very disappointed that KSTP didn't bother to mention that this is an Evangelical Christian organization! The media is quick to broadcast the failures of Christian leaders but they are not so quick to tell of all the incredible and positive things Christians do in the world.

Because of the anti-Christian bias of TV news and Hollywood (and some atheist propaganda as well), the non-church-going public is left with the impression that Christians are all a bunch of hypocrites or ignorant gun-toting rednecks who make no contribution to society!

I guess I can't blame them. If all I knew about Evangelical Christians was what I saw on TV (or read in atheist books), I'd probably oppose Christians too.

2 comments:

randy said...

DO NOT LOOK TO MAN FOR PRAISE,FOR THEN SURELY YOU HAVE HAD YOUR REWARD!

Dennis said...

Randy,

I think you have seriously misunderstood. I am not looking for "praise" from the media. All I'm asking is that they present a reasonably honest and fair picture of Christianity. If Christians do something newsworthy that is bad, then it is there job to report it. But if Christians do something newsworthy that is good they should not go out of their way to ignore or cover that up.