Beliefnet News

Beliefnet News

Christians the “target of every progressive thinker and half-witted comedian”

Canadian TV commentator Rex Murphy is tired of Christians turning the other cheek.

“There is a radical inconsistency to the treatment afforded to Christian believers and that of most other religious groups,” he writes in the Canadian daily newspaper the National Post. “It would be rather nice if so many people, the Christians of the West, who offer respect, tolerance and regard for beliefs other than their own, could be treated with equal civility and courtesy.”

But he’s not expecting a miracle, he writes:

“To be a serious Christian in modern Western culture is to be the favored easy target of every progressive thinker and every half-witted comedian. It is to have your sensibilities and your deepest beliefs on perpetual call for taunts, mockery and desecration.


“At a time when all progressives preach full volume for inclusivity and sensitivity, for the utmost care in speech when speaking of others with differing views or hues,” he notes, “Christians, as Christians, are under a constant hail of abuse and disregard. There is nothing too low or too vulgar.

Pamela Anderson

In our society, he notes, even Christmas TV specials must include “something determinedly offensive to Christians.” As an example, Murphy cites “Russell Peters, the Canadian joker, for his special this year has invited Pamela Anderson, pinup queen and soft porn actress, to play the Virgin Mary.


“I know — the wit, the daring, the originality —  the bravery of it all. The casting is so, so clever — getting a lewd exhibitionist to play Mary, to call in a pop-culture tart to play the very Mother of God.

“But for believers to object, well that would be irksome and stuffy and high-handed and parochial — it being another of this age’s curious predisposition that Christians are supposed, if not to like the jeers hurled at them, to at least be good enough to suffer the insults, blasphemies and mockeries in silence, if not secret approval.”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kindred Spirit

    THANKYOU, Rex, for your thoughtful commentary!

  • basher

    Didn’t someone say Christians would be despised? It shouldn’t be a surprise, the Gospel is offensive to those who won’t believe.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment L

    I like Christians, just not all Christians are very Christian. I like Christians who actually do as Jesus would do. And that’s pretty darn progressive. Not what a lot of the conservatives I know focus on. Jesus said hardly anything about sex, yet that’s what so many Christians focus on. Jesus talked about helping people and accepting outcasts. Let’s see Christians DO that.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Coriolana

    Clearly, this so-called Christian didn’t quite understand the mandate. As for his paranoia, there are meds for that.

Previous Posts

Former Muslim Wants to See Change   Author and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at the National Press Club on April 7th and said there needs to be five amendments to Islam. She said “individuals” within Islam today ...

posted 9:08:12am Apr. 10, 2015 | read full post »

Hispanics turning evangelical, Jews secular
Worship service attendance is up in New York City, but down among young adult Jews, according to recent studies. On the other hand, fewer Spanish-speaking teens are attending Catholic mass, but more are showing up at Evangelical ...

posted 3:10:30pm Nov. 05, 2013 | read full post »

Billy Graham: I know where I'm going
“Daddy thinks the Lord will allow him to live to 95,” said Franklin Graham recently. It was not a prophecy but a hope, Franklin explained, ...

posted 10:02:01am Oct. 24, 2013 | read full post »

Are All These Christians' Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?
The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought ...

posted 2:41:26am Oct. 07, 2013 | read full post »

How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
So, a crazed gunman opens fire and you’re caught in the middle. How can you survive? Heroes come in all sorts of packages. And they wield all sorts of defensive weapons. Such as guns and Jesus. Sometimes both at the same time. [caption ...

posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.