Even unbelievers are appalled at the way the secular media is contemptuous of Christianity.
The secular media is attacking God along with Trump. I noticed it when I saw an unbeliever express dismay at the Washington Post.
I'm as secular as they come, but I think this Washington Post headline is so uncalled for and disrespectful pic.twitter.com/P0rvHckJJS
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) January 19, 2017
Here is the headline he was referring to.
I can’t find the headline now, so perhaps someone at the Washington Post had enough sense to remove it. Their attitude, however, is still on display in their Twitter account:
Trump picks former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, who once led a prayer for rain, for agriculture secretary https://t.co/QVipQtfgnt
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) January 19, 2017
The values of the secular media were also on display in the linked article.
Perdue, a former Democrat who switched to the Republican Party before governing Georgia for two terms from 2003 to 2011, has a strong agricultural background, having grown up on a farm and earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine. As governor of Georgia, he also took conservative stances on immigration and voting rights and drew national headlines for holding a public vigil to pray for rain in 2007 amidst a crippling drought.
The fact that a man prays is used to demonstrate that he must be somehow conservative. Can you imagine the media giving a Muslim politician the same treatment?
The secular media has noticed other prayers. Here’s McClatchy from yesterday:
President-elect Donald Trump will set a record with the amount of prayers during his inaugural ceremonies Friday.
Trump, who is starting the day at St. John’s Church for a service at 8:30 a.m., will have six religious prayers as part of the ceremony, three invocations and three benedictions.
That’s a record, according to Jim Bendat, the author of “Democracy’s Big Day,” who was speaking on CNN Friday morning.
The first invocation is scheduled for 11:21 a.m. and the final benediction is scheduled for 12:14 p.m.
Trump will be sworn in using both his own Bible, gifted to him by his mother, and the Bible used to swear in President Abraham Lincoln.
Sadly, while the prayers will be “mostly” Christian, Muslims and Navajo Indians will have their gods acknowledged as well. I would prefer to be more secular so we didn’t have to present Jesus as just one god among others.
But prayer to the true god is quite appropriate. Jesus is “the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1.5), and he could have punished this nation with Barack Obama’s third term, the Presidency of Hillary Clinton. Instead, he heard our cries and had mercy on us. I wholeheartedly agree with John Voight: God answered our prayers.
But the country has been severely damaged and there are many challenges facing Donald Trump. No wonder he had so much praying at is inauguration! He not only has to find a way to deal with our economic problems, but he has to deahl with many powerful enemies.
The secular media can mock prayer, but we need to pray more!