I just saw a piece on Channel Seven’s current affairs show, Today Tonight. I am so glad I did. It was an expose of a terribly worrying state of affairs. It was enough to send shivers down your spine. What the reporters uncovered was just so dastardly and incredible.
Yes, we owe Today Tonight a huge debt of gratitude for uncovering this horrible conspiracy. We can all sleep better tonight knowing that the sleuths at Channel Seven are protecting us from these sorts of atrocities.
The conspiracy involves a popular TV show, Australian Idol. The intrepid reporters at Today Tonight dug up the dirt on how this show is being taken over by a very sinister and reprehensible group of rabble-rousers.
So what was the conspiracy all about? Who are these nefarious and malicious types who are taking over Australian Idol? Is it a ring of child pornographers? Is it a gang of international drug traffickers? Is it a group of suicide bombers plotting mischief and mayhem?
No, it is much worse than all that. Believe it or not, there are actually Christians on Australian Idol! Yes, you heard me correctly. There are born-again believers singing on this show! Can you imagine that? How low can you go? What next? Surely there must be a law against all this.
According to this very important story, we were informed that no less than 4 of the remaining 8 finalists on Idol are actually Christians! And many come from that mischievous world of darkness, Hillsong Church in Sydney. Not only that, but the report informed us that there have been other born-again Christians on the show in the past, including Guy Sebastian.
It is just so vital that we have these sorts of investigative journalists, warning us of all these hidden dangers. Yes, conspiracies abound, and we owe the Today Tonight team quite a lot for their bravery and zeal in uncovering and exposing this sinister plot.
I am sure if they keep up the great work, they may even uncover some closet Christians working at Channel Seven itself. Boy, those Christians have a lot of gall, to think they can actually live in the real world and participate in the activities of the day. That is simply so diabolical!
Now am I missing something here? Am I really so thick that I just cannot see the crimes being committed here, or the outrage involved in all this? Is it really now unacceptable for Christians to sing, or to sing in public, or to enter a game show?
For heaven’s sakes – if I can use that obviously unacceptable term – Channel Seven, your anti-Christian bigotry could not be any more apparent. If this is the worst you can dig up on Christianity, maybe it is time to can the show and come up with something different.
Must I remind the Christophobes at Today Tonight that at the last census, a full 64 per cent of Australians identified themselves as Christians? If that is the case, you would expect 64 percent of all bakers to be Christian, 64 per cent of all plumbers to be Christian, and 64 per cent of all teachers to be Christian.
And, believe it or not, you would expect 64 per cent of all singers on Australian Idol to be Christian. As such, there really should be 5 finalists, not just 4!
Just exactly how is it that Christians on Idol comprise some sort of sinister conspiracy to bring down Western civilisation? Just why is that such a horrible situation?
One can only suspect that either Today Tonight is running out of worthy material – and that may have been the case for some years now – or they are just no longer even trying to cover up their anti-Christian animosity and prejudice.
Of course I suppose we should expect no less from secular, profit-driven TV executives. But imagine the outrage if they tried a similar expose of a sinister plot to have Muslims singing on Australian Idol. Somehow I just don’t think they would have the guts to do that sort of story.
Christians are always a much safer target. They are not in the habit of flying airplanes into buildings, as some are. So it is open season on Christianity, and we are just supposed to roll over and play dead. Well, sorry, but I have as much right to live in this country as anyone else, and Christians have as much right to sing in public as anyone else.
But one suspects the anti-Christian bigotry will only continue to get worse, unless believers stand up and say enough is enough. Indeed, one wonders how such a story as this fares under Victoria’s religious vilification laws.
Our response, as always, is twofold. We must continue to pray for those who persecute us, and seek to show them a saviour whom they very much need. But it is not contradictory to also firmly yet politely call these public bodies to task, and let them know that they cannot get away with such bigotry so lightly. After all, they are inflaming religious hatred by running such items, and are therefore responsible for the possible harm they are causing to the community.