Saturday, May 01, 2004

persecution

Ambra at Nykola reports that in the Columbine school shootings and the others that happened previous to that, the majority of the victims were Christians:
Not only were they Christians, but they were "out" so to speak. They were the ones who led campus Bible studies and prayer circles before and after school.
In one shooting, the killer specifically targeted a prayer group.

If all this is true, it's pretty astonishing that the media didn't report on it. Can you imagine the reaction if there had been eight school shootings where the majority of the victims were outspoken gays or Muslims or Jews? I hope Ambra does some more research on it and can give us a strong case.

I don't intend the title of this post to be taken literally. If a few unbalanced teenagers go off and murder Christians, that doesn't mean that Christians are really being persecuted. Persecution is when the larger society tries to kill you. But I do think it is revealing of the underlying motives and beliefs of the press that they care so much about so many groups, but if Christians are slaughtered, it's not newsworthy.

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