Journalistic FAIL – Christian Group Prays For George Michael’s Death? UPDATE: There Were Prayers For His Death… But, Not By A Church.

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That’s what the story says. Here is the MSNBC take on this episode:

Loving your fellow man…the golden rule…all concepts apparently lost on a radical, hate-propagating Christian group known as Christians for a Moral America.

Back in November, when George Michael went through a lengthy hospitalization after a life-threatening bout of pneumonia, fans and friends were sending thoughts his way. But the CFAMA was sending something else entirely — a call for its followers to pray for his death.

Here is what that Christian group wrote:

George Michael is reportedly close to death after being struck down with pneumonia (a symptom of AIDS). The popstar, who was outed as a homosexual back in the 90’s after being caught having sex with another man in a public bathroom (a common homosexual behavior) is notorious for having lived the “fast life” and plaguing his body with drugs and no doubt sexual diseases. It’s almost symbolic that just after the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death from AIDS that another famous homosexual would succumb to this disease.

We pray that George Michael has found salvation through Christ in his last days otherwise he will pay for his unrepentant lifestyle in hell. And for all those involved in this deviant lifestyle and want to change before it’s too late, please head over to narth.org where they can help you.

Now, what they wrote was the type of unfeeling, inaccurate and tasteless knee-jerk reaction we’ve come to expect of the typical gay-fearing rabid Christian sect, and I’m not defending them for their blind intolerance in any way. However, they did not encourage their flock to “pray for his death“, but to pray for his salvation if he dies! There is a HUGE difference there.

We expect this kind of idiotic blurbs to come from Christian organizations of this nature. But the MSNBC story is simply inane and inaccurate. Even though it is a entertainment fluff piece and not relevant to anyone’s life, other than George Michael and the members of the Christian group, we never the less should expect better journalism from those who call themselves journalists, even the entertainment ones.

UPDATE: I stand corrected – Michael James has provided info that confirms the MSNBC assertion!

Actually, the man behind CFAMA, who tweets under the name ‘@godswordislaw’ DID call for a prayer for George Michael’s death! It’s just not in the article, and that’s where MSNBC gets it wrong.

Mind you, this is all nit-picking in comparison to MSNBC’s real clanger of calling CFAMA a “Christian group” with “followers”. In reality, it’s just one attention-seeking individual who tweets inflammatory nonsense, and is in all probability a hoax.

Now that’s the kind of journalism I like to see – Complete with links. Thanks Mr James.

1 Comment to “Journalistic FAIL – Christian Group Prays For George Michael’s Death? UPDATE: There Were Prayers For His Death… But, Not By A Church.”

  1. By Michael James, January 5, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Actually, the man behind CFAMA, who tweets under the name ‘@godswordislaw’ DID call for a prayer for George Michael’s death: http://www.twitpic.com/7knd6e It’s just not in the article, and that’s where MSNBC gets it wrong.

    Mind you, this is all nit-picking in comparison to MSNBC’s real clanger of calling CFAMA a “Christian group” with “followers”. In reality, it’s just one attention-seeking individual who tweets inflammatory nonsense, and is in all probability a hoax: http://anatheistviewpoint.blogspot.com/2012/01/hopefully-last-post-about-godswordislaw.html

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