Why did American media largely ignore the story of forgiveness

forgivenessSomething extraordinary happened — just days after Dylann Roof killed nine African-American church-goers a year ago — and the MM almost completely ignored it. In court, mere days after the white supremacist snuffed the lives of their loved ones, family members forgave him in court statements. Most of the media saw fit to omit the quotes.

dylann“You took something very precious from me, but I forgive you,” said a victim’s  daughter as reported by the UK’s Guardian. “It hurts me. You hurt a lot of people, but may God forgive you.”

The New York Times included the quotes in the video segments but didn’t put them in print. Other media didn’t include them even on their video. Discussions of racism and gun control abounded, Christian love at its finest, got overlooked.

But while the MM — mainstream media — continually hit readers with the onslaught of post-Christian drivel, a quiet revolution of revival is shaking our country, off the radar because it doesn’t fit their concept of utopia. It is the revolution of the triumph of good over evil, of love over hate, of Christianity over Satan.

10 responses to “Why did American media largely ignore the story of forgiveness

  1. The Isaiah 53:5 Project

    Great post.

    Of course, the MM leaves out everything that doesn’t fit the “religion is bad” narrative they want to push.

    After the Orlando shooting, Franklin Graham and numerous other churches had representatives on scene helping and ministering to those who are grieving. Will the MM or the blogoshpere rush to tell this story? Not likely.

    God bless,


  2. This is a great post! A perfect reflection of how petty, bias, and sensationalized the media really is…thanks for sharing ♥. Remain blessed!

  3. Reblogged this on pastorglen52 and commented:
    Forgiveness. This is definitely worth sharing. Jesus very clearly said for us to forgive or our Father in heaven won’t forgive us.

  4. The natural man does not understand spiritual truth.

  5. I remember reading about this when it first happened. I’m not surprised there wasn’t a huge outpouring of reporting on it – kindness, love, forgiveness and generosity don’t make news. But some of us remember.

  6. Thank you for speaking what the media has hidden! Yes! Amen! Hallelujah! The Lamb has overcome and we overcome by the blood of the Lamb, our testimonies and losing the life of satan in us and begin living the life of Christ in us! Thank you Lord Jesus the Christ, the Messiah sent for us! Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit so we can know the truth and the truth sets us FREE!

  7. God bless you. I shared this. Thanks so much.

  8. I read about their forgiveness right after the killings. I guess it depends on what news channel you watch and read. I read NBC news on-line. I was moved by their beautiful, Christ-like attitude.

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