My cousin Carla Pitner posted her response to a Today show interview with the wife of a Navy Seal killed in Libya with the U.S. Ambassador. She wrote in part,
“On the ‘Today Show’, Matt Lauer interviewed one of the wives of one of the Navy Seals killed along with the US ambassador in Libya. He asked what she would say to her children about their dad and how she would want them to remember him. Her answer, and I quote, ‘His love for Christ’.”
She said when NBC aired the segment throughout the day, they left out “His love for Christ.” They omitted the phrase because the network probably didn’t want to offend any Muslim or Atheist viewers or advertising dollars from Muslim or Atheist sponsors.
Carla was deeply offended by the omission. And so was I when I read her post. I don’t watch NBC often and I don’t watch Mat Lauer at all, if I can help it. He’s one of the most arrogant, biased and prejudicial fake news purveyors on TV, in my opinion.
To me the broadcast omission heaped more proof of the media’s discrimination against Jesus followers. While the omission incensed me too, it did not surprise me. In my view the discrimination and persecution of Jesus followers will only get worse.
I need to remind myself of the persecution Jesus suffered to the point of death on the cross. I also need to remind myself that Jesus told us things would get worse.
Despite the persecution and hate poured out on us, Jesus reminded us that our command from Him is to love one another, even those who persecute us.
Are we ready for it all to get really ugly out there? We’d better be.
My sweet cousin is a sweet, genuine lover of Jesus and she wrote a very heart-felt response. To read my cousin’s great post, follow this link.
P.S. I’m not worried, though. I’ve read the last chapter of the book and God wins.