Thursday, February 15, 2007

Good Morning America Anchor Slams Jesus

Why is it that some people in America think it’s A-Okay to slam Christianity? Worse than that, it’s actually part of their daily vocabulary. They tiptoe around every other religion, but Christians are fair game. This morning on Good Morning America, co-anchor Robin Roberts proved the truth of this. In the middle of interviewing Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, about his new horror book she remarked, “So, will it scare the bejesus out of you?”

Yes, that’s right. Good Morning America. Apparently Roberts feels comfortable with this expression, or she would not have used it in front of millions of people. This Freudian slip revealed an underlying attitude that is all too common in modern America. Jesus is not worthy of respect.

What I’d like to know is this: Would Robin Roberts have said, “Will it scare the Mohammed out of you?” Would she have said, “Will it scare the bebuddha out of you?” I doubt it . . . too many people might be offended and someone might even threaten to kill her. But Christians—true believers—are kind, tenderhearted and forgiving . . . so it’s okay to kick us in the teeth.

I am sick and tired of people using the name of Jesus any way they please. Some of you wrote to me asking what you could do to make a difference. Well, here it is: let’s stand up as Christians and say, “We’re not going to tolerate this anymore!” Let’s demand respect for the name of Jesus. Who is He to you? Do you love Him? Then defend His name.

For years I’ve tolerated people using the name of Jesus Christ as a swear word or in other degrading phrases like the one Robin Roberts used. I ask you now—at what point will we draw the line? When will we care that they misuse and abuse the name of our Savior? This may seem incidental to some, but it is just another reminder that Christians and their beliefs are not worth respecting.

The world is changing around us. Christians used to be the good guys. America used to be One Nation Under God—and proud of it. Today, it is One Nation Under gods. Worse than that, it’s now perfectly fine to take the name of the one, true God and drag it in the mud.

It is time for Christians to be heard on this subject. It’s like a cancer in our society—pervading all things—television, books, movies. When will we care? When will it matter that the name of Jesus is misused and abused? I can tell you this: Muslims would never tolerate it; Jews would never tolerate it . . . but Christians remain silent.

We need to remember exactly who Jesus is:

The King of Glory (Psalm 24:8)

The Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)

My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

My strength . . . my song . . .my salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2)

In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I ask you today to make a difference. Write to Robin Roberts at and tell her she cannot use the name of our Lord any way she pleases. If we join together and speak out—we will be heard. But for the sake of Christ . . . we must speak!

*The word bejesus is verbatim; quote paraphrased.


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