By Dr. Ted Baehr and Dr. Tom Snyder
The liberal and left-wing reaction against Fox News political commentator Brit Hume’s comments on Fox News Sunday recently telling Tiger Woods to turn his life around by leaving Buddhism and becoming a Christian has been startling.
One MSNBC host said Hume’s comments “diminished” Christianity and that his “Christian friends” (conveniently nameless, of course) agreed with him.
Then, bloggers on radical left-wing websites like The Huffington Post began insulting Brit Hume for daring publicly to mention Christianity in a positive light.
Finally, comic lightweight Jon Stewart and one of his goofy commentators on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central weighed in by mocking Brit Hume and his Christian faith while showing vastly truncated clips from Hume’s appearances last week on Fox News.
This is the way Jon Stewart and his staff operates:
Take a deliberately truncated clip from the person you want to attack, then self-righteously mock and ridicule them and the statement whose meaning you have just distorted.
This tactic is straight out from the playbook of Neo-Marxist humbug Saul Alinsky, the author of “Rules for Radicals,” one of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s favorite books.
For example, Alinsky’s Rule No. 5 states, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” Rule No. 13 says, “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” (see pages 127-134 of Alinsky’s book).
As confirmed by these leftist attacks on Brit Hume’s statements, Saul Alinsky’s ideology was derived from the Anti-Christian Neo-Marxist Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci’s goal was to assault Christian values and the Bible’s moral absolutes that form the fabric of Western Civilization, America, and the United States Constitution.
By destroying these principles, Gramsci, Alinsky, and their communist sycophants have been able to co-opt or corrupt not only many poor people, union members, churches, the middle class, and the two major parties in the United States, but also many wealthy people and many big corporations and financial institutions.
And, they have been able to infiltrate the mass media and turn much of it against the Christian, American, constitutional values of the United States and its Christian founders.
That is also, of course, why Christian history and American history are two of the main targets of these leftist radicals.
Because of their attacks on history, many American citizens not only have little or no understanding of the transcendent Christian, biblical truths that made the United States the greatest country on earth, they also have little or no understanding of the historical background that supports these transcendent principles.
There is good news, however.
First, Americans can fight the Anti-Christian, Anti-American bigotry, mockery, and virtual slander coming from these misguided, uninformed Kool-Aid drinkers of Alinsky and Gramsci’s. They can fight these evils by teaching people the truth about the Christian, biblical, American values that made America and Western Civilization great and that can transform those of us who, like Tiger Woods, have lost our way.
Second, our success in fighting these people and their empty ideology likely will increase steadily as more and more people see the emptiness, falsehood, failure, and sinfulness of their speech, their policies, and their actions.
As Brit Hume noted during an interview with Bill O’Reilly (borrowing a page from 1 Peter 2:6-8 and other New Testament passages), the Holy Name of Jesus Christ is offensive to the unrepentant non-believer.
Anti-Christian bigots, mockers, and skeptics will always attack, ridicule, and persecute people like Brit Hume. They do so because of their own lack of faith, their own sins, and their own lack of morality, love, knowledge, and truth.
God bless Brit Hume and the other courageous Christians who tell it like it is. Long may they run!