What makes it Christian?

You know, I asked this question a while back in reference to Christian fiction.  Today, I’m asking it about a post I read over on CBNNews. For those of you who don’t know, CBN is Christian Broadcasting Network.

I read David Brody’s blog, The Brody File, fairly often.  While David and I support different candidates, I read him because he gives me insight into the perspectives of evangelical Christians who identify as social conservatives when it comes to politics.

I recently found a post on his blog that disturbed me a bit. Here’s an excerpt:

Call it half truths, misleading, downright lies, or even mostly true, whatever. John McCain has gotten inside Obama’s head. It’s not pretty but it’s true. Look, let’s talk political strategy here ok? If your opponent’s campaign is great at organizing and is tapping into a new political enthusiasm not seen for quite some time then you need to figure out how to bring him down a peg or two.

You can read the full post HERE.

This post bothered me.  I’m an Obama supporter so it’s possible that I’m being overly sensitive.  That’s why I want your feedback.  Does it bother you that this post is on a Christian news site?  If so, why?  If not, why not? Would you feel differently if it weren’t a Christian site? 

A broader question would be, Should reporting by a Christian organization be different from reporting by the mainstream media?  If so, how?  If not, why not?

Please read David Brody’s full post before you comment. I don’t want to take him out of context. And I want to keep the comments made here to the post.  I don’t want want this discussion to turn into a bashing of any person or party.  Let’s keep it Christian.  I’ll have to shut off the comments off if we can’t.

4 thoughts on “What makes it Christian?

  1. Okay off to read Brody’s full post but if I don’t return it will be because I couldn’t think of anyway to say what I have to say without using four letter words. 😉

  2. Wow! Let me start of by saying I am an Obama supporter and not because he is man of color as some would be perceive. It took me some time to “get to know” Obama which I did by studying his Web site and listening to his speeches. I still plan to read his books prior to the election.

    I’m also a wife who has experienced a spouse overseas 3x in the last 5 years, so I’m deeply concerned about the Iraq war. An Obama is the only one who has spoken clearly to me about his plans for the war, the economy and other issues.

    As for Brody’s article, I can see his point and I commend him for telling the truth about McCain’s strategies. The article didn’t offend me. I think a Christian organization should report the facts and the truth, definitely don’t mud sling. Brody stated exactly what we can see going on with the negative ad campaigns.

    We should be aware of the effectiveness of these ads and definitely be in prayer. I strongly believe God has already set the stage for who will be in office. There are reasons and seasons in the spiritual realm we can never fully understand, but we definitely should be mindful and prayerful.

  3. I think some of the problem is that evangelicals feel that they have cornered the market on Christianity. I’m a Christian, but my expereinces and takes on things are different than theirs although my voice is not represented with them.

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