By: Susan Bea Good
“Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me…” (Proverbs 30:8/ESV)
Tuesday through Friday mornings I’m able to catch Sandy Rios on her American Family Radio program. While listening I also read the news from sources like Breitbart, National Review, American Thinker, Town Hall, Conservative Review, Steve Deace, Weekly Standard, Truth Revolt, Louder With Crowder, Barb Wire, Center for Security Policy, Drudge Report, National Review, Gospel Coalition, Moon Battery, PJ Media, One News Now, Young Conservatives, and Eagle Rising (my favorite). During drive times I also catch Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, Bryan Fischer, and Tony Perkins on the radio. On Saturdays I listen to Jan Markel. (This is absolutely not an endorsement of all of the above)
After all this media-intake I usually take a look at public comments. During this election year these comments are as revealing as the original articles. I believe I’m gaining a sense of the quality of people’s foundational values. One noticeable trend is the false accusation reflex of many commenters, AKA lying.
Personally, I prefer the truth, even if it’s not beneficial to my candidate or my cause. I do not appreciate anyone hiding the truth, glossing over the truth, ignoring the truth, making excuses for the truth, or lying about the truth. My foundational values tell me that all of these tactics are evil!
This season I have encountered a disappointing number of Republican representatives willing to lie about Sen. Ted Cruz. When they do this they lose me forever. I will remember those who abused my trust, who tried to manipulate me with half-truths, and those who were willing to spread falsehoods to get me to change my position.
This blogger’s purpose is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!