CNN, ESPN Writer Condemns Christians for Judging Gays
Oh the irony. On CNN March 30, openly gay ESPN journalist LZ Granderson asked âWill Christians condemn persecution of gays?â in an article thatâs whole point seemed to be a condemnation of Christiansâ views on homosexualty.
While Granderson asks why Christians donât condemn gay persecution (they do), itâs funny how the gay community is never asked to defend the open persecution and slaughter of thousands of Christians in the Middle East.
According to Granderson, when Christians defend the Biblical view of marriage, they are engaging in âanti-gay rhetoric.â Granderson praised sentiments of Pope Francis while equally condemning The Catholic Leagueâs President Bill Donohueâs comments as âanti-gayâ for saying that âthe whole purpose of marriage is to have a familyâ so âthe idea of two men getting married is the most bizarre idea in human historyâ back in December.
In his spiel, Granderson cherry-picked verses from Ephesians to claim Christians have used the Bible to justify slavery and domestic violence.
He brought up the case of Virginiaâs Timberlake Christian School warning an eight year old girlâs grandparents to address her âgender issues;â a case that the media has latched onto as an example of Christian extremism, but of which the school has defended itâs words as being âinaccurately portrayedâ and goes âfar beyondâ the girlâs tomboy-ish appearance.
But murky details arenât enough of a reason for journalists like LZ Granderson to latch onto and proclaim judgement. In fact, the whole point of the article seemed to be a condemnation for Christians who defend the Biblical view of sexuality.
Grandersonâs anti-Christian rhetoric is on par with his outspoken liberal politics. He is an Obama Democrat who frequently attacks George W. Bush and Republicans on his Twitter account, yet defends President Obama at every chance, such as claiming Americans âcan deal with the lies that President Obama tellsâ because âhe knows best.â
Just a month ago, Granderson called former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli âa homophobeâ on CNNâs Crossfire Feb.25.
An ABC affiliate also ran CNNâs story
â Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.