by Jim Fletcher
David Neff is editor-in-chief for Christianity Today. The magazine is still considered to be mainstream and representative of evangelicals. It was founded when Ike was president, and it is amazing how many Christians consider CT to be their friend. In reality, it is center-left and fairly contemptuous of the issues conservative Christians hold dear.
Witness Neff’s recent Facebook post, in which he cites a Wall St. Journal piece about the Ground Zero mosque. Neff said that “all the negative attention” the mosque project has received has in fact helped amass a war chest for the building of the mosque. Again, Neff was citing the WSJ article, but one wonders why he seems to aim a weird web of blame at Americans who find the mosque both offensive and potentially dangerous.
Of course, the editorial staff at CT has a long history of center-left stances.
During the first Gulf War, an editorial in the magazine went into useful idiot mode, claiming that Iraqi “Foreign Minister” Tariq Aziz was in fact a Christian. Aziz was a Christian in the sense that he apparently belonged to an Eastern Orthodox church.
Readers with even a moderately high IQ will understand that Aziz was a Christian like Hermann Goering was a Christian. Your religious affiliation isn’t a bonus when you’re brutalizing human beings.
Goering, the good Lutheran, was not a Christian. Aziz, a Chaldean Catholic, joined the Baath Party in 1957. Why would CT push his alleged Christian heritage when he was a key figure in the grotesquely abusive Saddam Hussein regime? Click here to read more.