Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Opus 2013-142: Headline: Homosexuality and the Scouts, Bias in the Media

One of the complaints that you often hear from people of traditional views is that the media is biased.  To us this is a statement of fact, not an opinion.  We see it every day.  Those immersed in it can’t see it.  It is like the smoker that things a breath mint is going to fool people because they can’t smell the tobacco impregnating their clothes.  It is like me after I have been to Mongolian Barbeque and my wife knows it as soon as I walk in the door.  Just because I can’t smell it, doesn’t mean it isn’t obvious.

In this story about homosexuals and the  Boy Scouts of America we have a good example of the kind of thing we are talking about.  Consider the following sentence. 
“The scouts' decision is a focal point of a heated gay rights debate in the United States, where polls show public opinion is fast moving toward greater acceptance and a core of social conservatives stridently oppose such change.”
Notice it is debate about the rights of “gays.”  Not homosexuals, gays.  This is the word of choice to try to remove the historical judgment of society.  Not a big deal but it is part of the influencing of public opinion.  It is part of the bias.  It is language manipulation which is part of the post modern philosophy that says everyone has their own values and they are equally right.  If they are gay does that mean that we are sad?

They do not give conservatives the same courtesy.

“Public opinion is fast moving toward greater acceptance,” they say.  When the polls were the other way it probably was not parsed that way.  Keep in mind that the writers are the ones who are trying to mold public opinion.  And is the information correct?  Who did the polling?  How were the questions asked? 

Notice how they label the conservatives.  We are “stridently” opposing the change.  This is a loaded word.  What other choices would there have been?  “Vigorously?”  “Staunchly?”  “Consistently?” 

And notice it is only the “core” that is concerned.  Only the extremes need apply because we know that only extremes would be concerned about a standard that goes back to the earliest civilizations.

The battle continues.  What is sad is that people ignore it thinking that it will pass them by and they can continue as they always were.  It is similar to the world that ignored what Hitler was doing to the Jews because it was not rocking their world.  Sixty million death later they found out that they were wrong.

What will it take to get society back on track?  Don’t count on the talking heads to tell you.

homo unius libri


  1. People don't "get it" because they don't WANT to get it.

    1. I know. It is amazing. Of course that makes me wonder sometimes what it is that I am not seeing.

      Grace and peace.


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