December 5th, 2007 07:35 EST
The Last Acceptable Bigotry, Christian Bashing
As Christians around the country are met with violence and marginalization, Dr. Gary Cass, has founded the Christian Anti- Defamation Commission (CADC) a new organization that aims to counter threats to millions of Christians' First Amendment rights. While the overwhelming majority of Americans are professed Christians, it has become routine for the media and elites to openly mock and trivialize Christians because they choose to express their faith.
In his new book Christian Bashing and the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, Dr. Cass examines the threats, slurs and violence being perpetrated against Christians--and the apathetic reaction of American society. "When controversial statements are made against certain groups, there is a demand for an immediate apology. When anti- Christian sentiments flow from the media, there is never a response--until now," said Dr. Cass.
"When a group known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of radical homosexual agitators, recently disrupted a Catholic mass in San Francisco, the reaction from the entire religious community was a big yawn. It is time for Christians to stand up and call bigotry by its rightful name and to fight back when defamed."
"It is clear that persecution has not ceased to exist in the modern era. Defamation, which leads to marginalization and persecution, is not an irrational fear for Christians," writes Dr. Cass.
According to Christian Bashing, some of the recent egregious examples of religious bigotry include:
In Illinois, an employee of a national insurance company was fired for writing an op-ed in support of traditional marriage, even though he did it on his own time and on his own computer.
Christopher Hitchens, on the day Jerry Falwell died, appeared on CNN and referred to Falwell as, "a little toad ... a horrible little person... an evil old man... a conscious charlatan and bully and fraud."
Bill Maher, who regularly belittles Christians, began his HBO program on May 18 with a vicious, blasphemous attack on the Christian faith, making lurid remarks associating Holy Communion with homosexuality.
An employee of an Idaho computer company was fired after displaying Bible verses in his cubicle--in response to a pro-homosexual flyer distributed by the company.
Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show said, "If I was president, I would have you (pro- lifers) gassed. I would march you into the ovens."
Kathy Griffin, a self-identified militant atheist, was honored for her cable reality show. Upon receiving her reward she said, "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this, ...suck it Jesus! This award is my god now!"
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is a non- profit organization devoted to protecting the rights of Christians to confidently live their faith. Dr. Gary Cass has degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Gary Cass, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.