Sunday, November 22, 2015
An exceptionally bad Gazette editorial
I mostly have ignored the Charleston Gazette in my retirement but I got bored and read today's editorial. It was another screed against religion as it adheres to the false belief that more people have died in the name of Christ than any other military cause. Wrong. Hitler was an occultist, and Mao and Stalin were atheists.
But the premise of today's tirade was the killing of a woman in Pakistan for being Christian. Incredibly, the Gazette concluded: "When ministers call for believers to commit murder, it's almost predictable that a few extreme zealots will inflict horror that sickens civilized people."
Whoa. Ministers are Christian not Muslim. This is another libel against Christianity by a newspaper that in the past failed to acknowledge Easter.
Oh I know the argument will be they meant a religious leader. But the use of minister instead of imam is a deliberate attempt to excuse Muslim killings as well Christians do the same thing.