You have got to admire Gary Cass and his Christian Anti-Defamation Commission for their dedication to highlighting attacks on Christians … even if they have to completely make them up.
Take, for instance, his latest press release accusing the media of defaming Christians by referring to the militia in Michigan that was raided by the FBI over the weekend as “Christians”:
“Many mainstream media outlets, like ABC and CNN, are irresponsibly reporting that those arrested in Michigan in the alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers are ‘Christians,'” said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. “Even if they identify themselves as Christians, what they were allegedly planning is absolutely contrary to Christianity. They may have illicitly co-opted the Christian faith to justify their murderous intentions, but it is defamatory for the media to keep referring to them as Christians. They are simply terrorists.”
According to ABC news website, “[a] family of four was behind an anti-government militia plot to kill law enforcement officers with improvised explosive devices and projectiles before being foiled by an FBI raid Sunday that netted nine members of a Christian extremist group, … the fringe Christian militia group called the Hutaree [conspired] to kill a Michigan law enforcement officer and then ambush the officer’s colleagues who would have gathered for the funeral….” CNN news website displayed the headline, “Christian Warrior” Militia Accused in Plot to Kill Police.
“I find it hypocritical that news organizations will not call someone who carries out Jihad in accordance to his faith what he really is, an Islamic terrorist, for fear of offending Muslims. But when some insane person claims to be a Christian and does something completely contrary to the Christian faith, the media keeps making the libelous association,” said Cass. “It’s time for the news media to stop this transparent double standard.”
And secondly, maybe the media is referring to Hutaree as a “Christian militia” because Hutaree declares itself to be a Christian militia:
HUTAREE; Christian Warrior
As christians we all are a part of the Souls of the Body of Christ, the one true church of Christ. Not any specific man made building or any man controlled organization. This is the belief of the Hutaree soldier, as should the belief of all followers in Christ be.
We believe that one day, as prophecy says, there will be an Anti-Christ. All christians must know this and prepare, just as Christ commanded. Luke 22:35-37, And He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?” So they said, “Nothing.” 36, Then he said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37, “For I say to you that this which is written must be accomplished in me: ‘And He was numbered with transgressors,’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” This clearly states the reason for the training and preparation of the Hutaree.