Thursday, April 24, 2008

Religion and the Associated Press: Organization Without Honor


"Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion." 

I really can't make up the stuff that the Associated Press, and AOL, do.  The above is a MAJOR , long AP, non-news story now FEATURED on AOL (with amazing hype from AOL suggesting that Florida is actively promoting Christianity).  Is the over-the-top hype of this story an indication of anti-Christian BIGOTRY on the part of the Associated Press and AOL?  I think so.

I have told you before that the despicable Associated Press has no honor, and does not story without an agenda (ditto AOL "News"). 

This has to be one of the best illustratiions yet.  LOOK at the AOL promotion of this story.  LOOK at the story itself.  Is FLORIDA promoting "Christianity"?  Don't be silly.  Florida is "considering" (the story being an attmept to intimidate them out of it) ALLOWING people to ORDER license plates where those PEOPLE "promote" Christianity (along with manatees and HUNDREDS of other things). 

How much GOVERNMENT MONEY is going to leftist, even anti-religious causes?  Even Jimmy Carter's "Carter Center" receives FEDERAL MONEY.  This idea that it is big "news" when the majority religion of the country is not EXCLUDED from everywhere except behind closed doors is BIZARRE--an apt word for the despicable Associated Press, although I prefer "without honor" as a descriptive phrase.

Talk about making a mounain out of a molehill!!!!  This kind of "journalistic" excess, in support of an agenda, is truly without honor.

Maybe this imported post unde the AOL featured story, and my reply, will better illustrate the point I am trying to make here:

"How is Florida planning to handle the situation that a large number of wealthy Jews retired from New York, and their children, live and spend a lot of money in Florida? I am sure this would be offensive to everyone, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, whichever religion."

This is what is so STUPID about this article with an agenda from the truly despicable Associated Press.  I am an aganostic, but secure enough in my own intelect that I am NOT "offended" just because I encounter references to religion.  So Florida MAY (unless these MILITANT anti-Christians trying to USE "offense" as an offensive--pun intended--weapon intimidate them out of it) ALLOW Christians (the majority religion in the country) announce their religion on a license plate they ORDER.

So what.  How is that materillay different from a bumper sticker?  If this OFFENDS you, you are too intoterant to be a constructive member of a diverse,  free society.  You don't have a RIGHT not to encounter any mention of the majority religion in this country.  If you feel you have such a RIGHT, you are an intolerant, bigoted person.

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