An op-ed at Livingston Daily in Howell, Michigan, points out the paper’s failure to understand religious freedom.
Life is full of ironies, and never more so than when the media decides to pontificate on religious freedom by criticizing a particular faith because of the way it puts into action its core beliefs.
I refer to the recent Daily Press & Argus article claiming that Love INC discriminated against a Muslim woman by asking that she sign a document that stated that she subscribed to the basic tenets of Christianity as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed.
One didn’t have to go beyond the headline to catch the flavor of the article, which was clearly written with the thought that Love INC was a benighted, un-American and — go ahead, say it — not really Christian organization. The headline read: “Volunteer snubbed for beliefs.” If it were truly an objective report, it might have said “Volunteer claims snub” or “Muslim volunteer snubbed?” Instead, the headline asserts the claim as a fact.
If you see your local media failing to uphold religious freedom, let them know about it.