…is to know what they are going to lie to you about.
Generally speaking, the MSM will lie through their teeth about abortion.
Meanwhile, media in the service of the Thing that Used to be Conservatism lie through their teeth about Bush/Cheney war crimes and long for the day when we can get back to torturing people for the greater good. It’s still a hugely popular selling point with the base just as it was five years ago, and particularly with the Christian base, including “faithful” Catholics.
Indeed, “faithful” Catholics love torture in greater percentages than the national average. So, we get headlines like this that ought to induce a sense of burning shame in so-called “faithful conservative Catholics””:
And that is just one more reason why our witness to the world is so deeply compromised and people don’t take us seriously.
You see, it’s *expected* in the Christian tradition that the powers of this world are going to lie to and about the Church. So MSM lies about abortion and stupid attempts to blame a monster like Gosnell on prolifers are par for the course. The devil is a liar.
What is *not* expected–what is condemned by Jesus and railed at by the prophets and warned against by the apostles is that Christians should ever support the proposition, “Let us do evil that good may come of it.” We have nothing to fear from the devil’s lies about the Church. We have much to fear when the devil accuses Christians of supporting torture and we have to plead “guilty as charged” before the Great Tribunal on That Day.
Here is the Bible’s solemn warning to those who embrace grave intrinsic evil for the sake of saving their skins:
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
May the day swiftly come when it is a filthy a lie to say Christians support torture as it is to say prolife Christians are to blame for Kermit Gosnell.