On Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated a central component of their faith – the resurrection of Jesus Christ – on Easter, or Resurrection Day as some call it. The holiday was also enjoyed by many other people as a cheerful, Spring-season occasion, ripe with egg hunts, chocolate candies, and other colorful decorations.
Religious affiliation aside, the day was undoubtedly enjoyed by many. As Twitchy reports however, there was a distinct coverage of the religious holiday by those in the media.
Check it out:
Painful bias is painful.
Check out these two very different Easter stories, one from NBC News and one from Fox.
Huh, which outlet would you rather spend Easter with?
Twitchy then shared the following tweet showing the difference:
Easter with NBC News and Easter with Fox News pic.twitter.com/AYMBktTF0h
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 1, 2018
“On Easter Sunday, Christians must remember how easily and often our faith is used to defend white supremacy,” the NBC News piece is titled.
“Easter Sunday, when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is also —and not accidentally — a tragic anniversary in American history,” the author wrote.
A white son of the South, I didn’t learn this history when I was growing up. Without question, I got up before sunrise every Easter morning and went out to the graveyard behind our Southern Baptist church to hear the redemption story of how Jesus died to save us from our sins — and then rose again, despite all odds. Redemption was our story of hope. As a child, I couldn’t have imagined it becoming a justification for terrorism.
But faith stories have power to catalyze movements for good as well as for evil in our world. Any serious attempt to grapple with American history must acknowledge that faith has played a role on both sides of our major struggles — among the abolitionists and the defenders of slavery in the 19th century; among civil rights activists and segregationists in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Fox News piece struck a much different tone.
“Easter, the greatest comeback of all time — and one that is available to you, anytime you choose,” the piece was titled.
Here’s more from the report:
Easter is the time to celebrate Jesus Christ and proclaim his resurrection victory, the foundation of the Christian faith. As the apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 15:14, “If Christ wasn’t raised to life, our message is worthless and so is your faith.”
Jesus was the most important person who ever lived. His life, death and resurrection literally changed the course of human history. He experienced the ultimate setback and then had the greatest comeback of all time.
Jesus began his life miraculously having been born of a virgin. Conceived by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary, Jesus was literally both God and man. He was unique recognized by the religious scholars of his day when he was still young.
Jesus launched his public ministry when he was thirty years old.
Some people online immediately recognized the difference:
That’s more than sad. It’s wrong. Shame on @NBCNews
— Rob Womack (@Rojowo) April 1, 2018
“I don’t understand why people watch a network that doesn’t actively hate them.”
— Kaiju the Destroyer (@kaijubushi) April 2, 2018
One of these is despicable.
— Craig Bedward (@cbedward) April 1, 2018
Why does @NBCNews hate Western Civilization?
— Jim Levy (@TexasJew) April 1, 2018
Gaslighting libs: “there’s no war on Easter.”
— Today in Politics 🇺🇸 (@todayinpoIitics) April 1, 2018