Is Anybody Else Defending Christians In America?

A false, hateful attack on American Christians

On January 20, 2021, many newspapers, including the Press of Atlantic City, republished an article from the Los Angeles Times entitled “The ferocious last gasps of the religion of Christian America” by Richard T. Hughes.  It was filled with lies and hate against American Christians.  I responded by publishing an article entitled American Christianity is Anything But Corrupt in  American Thinker, a conservative online blog,  on February 4, 2021.  It was also published by several other online conservative sites including the Liberty Sentinel by Alex Newman.  Unfortunately few, if any, national “mainstream” print and online newspapers allow such views on their sites.  Please click here for full article.  Last Sunday, the  local South Jersey Press of Atlantic City published a shortened version of my response as a “Voice of the People” letter to the editor.  I did not see or hear of any response from any priest, minister, or any Christian church or community leader.  Did you?  Is anybody else defending Christian America?

Regarding the recent commentary by Richard T. Hughes, “The ferocious last gasps of the religion of Christian America”:

The column was based on a false and hateful premise. It claimed that America embraced a “corrupted” Christianity that promoted intolerance, violence and “white, male, heterosexual dominance.” It falsely blamed the “dying” of this “Christian America” for the riot at the Capitol and threats of future violence.

These lies about “Christian America” have been in countless Hollywood and TV movies since the 1960s. They are taught as fact in most colleges and public schools — including Stockton University.

I am Jewish. However, I and most Americans born before 1960 were immersed in Christian America since childhood. I am very grateful for that.

In the multi-racial, multi-ethnic Atlantic City public schools, we all recited the Lords’ Prayer and heard Bible readings every morning. We sang “We Gather Together” in assemblies before Thanksgiving, and carols before Christmas

We were also taught the values of Christian America. That is how I learned “Love thy neighbor as thyself” and the Golden Rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

In that Christian America, few cared about race, religion or where your parents or grandparents came from. We judged others by their own conduct. We were taught to improve ourselves, not blame others when we failed.

Later, I studied American history and taught it at our local college. I learned how Christian America had been a force for good and progress since the nation’s founding.

For example, it was greed and obscene profits from cotton, not Christianity, that continued and expanded slavery in the South. It was years of struggle and sacrifice by mostly white Christians that ended it. Many were strong women, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of popular anti-slavery novels and plays like “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Christian America set up the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. This wrecked the slave economies in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri before the Civil War.

Tragically, one sentence in the opinion piece was true. After years of hateful and ignorant attacks, that Christian America is indeed “dying before our eyes.”

Seth Grossman

Atlantic City

 

Regarding the recent commentary by Richard T. Hughes, “The ferocious last gasps of the religion of Christian America”:

The column was based on a false and hateful premise. It claimed that America embraced a “corrupted” Christianity that promoted intolerance, violence and “white, male, heterosexual dominance.” It falsely blamed the “dying” of this “Christian America” for the riot at the Capitol and threats of future violence.

These lies about “Christian America” have been in countless Hollywood and TV movies since the 1960s. They are taught as fact in most colleges and public schools — including Stockton University.

I am Jewish. However, I and most Americans born before 1960 were immersed in Christian America since childhood. I am very grateful for that.

In the multi-racial, multi-ethnic Atlantic City public schools, we all recited the Lords’ Prayer and heard Bible readings every morning. We sang “We Gather Together” in assemblies before Thanksgiving, and carols before Christmas

We were also taught the values of Christian America. That is how I learned “Love thy neighbor as thyself” and the Golden Rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Later, I studied American history and taught it at our local college. I learned how Christian America had been a force for good and progress since the nation’s founding.

For example, it was greed and obscene profits from cotton, not Christianity, that continued and expanded slavery in the South. It was years of struggle and sacrifice by mostly white Christians that ended it. Many were strong women, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of popular anti-slavery novels and plays like “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Christian America set up the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. This wrecked the slave economies in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri before the Civil War.

Tragically, one sentence in the opinion piece was true. After years of hateful and ignorant attacks, that Christian America is indeed “dying before our eyes.”

Seth Grossman

Atlantic City

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