Anti-Christian Bigotry Is on the Rise

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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the lack of faith in the world.

On February 20, the holy spirit lifted 82-year-old Brownsville resident Emma Anderson. The frail senior citizen belted out gospel hymns as she rode the Metrorail home. Satan and his demons must have heard her angelic singing. A guard from 50 State Security, the company hired by Miami-Dade Transit to watch the stations and rail-cars, brutally yanked her off the train, causing her to slip and fall on the hard concrete floor of the Brickell Station.

In a grainy video first aired by WSVN, the guard enters the train and tells Anderson: "You're getting off here. Let's go." He then grabs her bag, but Anderson doesn't let go. She falls and, according to WSVN, ends up bruising her shoulder. In a prepared statement, transit spokeswoman Karla Damien claimed Anderson's "singing was causing a disturbance to other passengers and impeding important train announcements from being heard."

Only a non-believer would find an elderly woman praising the lord "disturbing." What Anderson went through is another sign of the devil winning his war against God. These days, you can't be an openly devout Christian without being ridiculed, scorned, and discriminated.

Tim Tebow has been made fun of because he kneels and praises Christ after scoring a touchdown or leading his team to victory. Ray Lewis was called all sorts of vile names, including murderer (a crime he's never been convicted of), because he evoked God's name throughout the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl run. I call it Jesus racism.

You're better off being a cynical atheist or devil worshiping member of the Illuminati. Just look at the entertainment industry. Hip-hop artists are getting rich by evoking images and referencing the evil secret society in their music. Hollywood is busy making television shows and movies like True Blood and Twilight that portray vampires, werewolves, and other unGodly creatures as beautiful sex symbols.

Even the Catholic Church has been infiltrated by evil with all the scandals rocking the Vatican, from high-ranking priests molesting little boys to cardinals covering up the sexual abuses.

Things are so bad that Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in 600 years to retire from his post. When he announced his resignation last month, the pope said he didn't have any fight left in him. No wonder Anderson felt compelled to sing about her Heavenly Father.

We need him now more than ever.

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thirteendollabill
thirteendollabill

Wow, Mr Campbell, I thought you were a talentless poseur when you styled yourself a "rapper." This shiny, religious iteration of you makes the rapper pose seem like Pure Art. "Me so horny" indeed.


AgainstBigotry
AgainstBigotry

Crazy American fundamentalists who are mocked for doing something that our religion does not require of us and that is either weird, disturbing, or illegal are not the victims of "anti-Christian bigotry". This reaction merely reflects the contemporary American fundamentalist persecution complex. And quite frankly, such a suggestion is an abhorrent insult to Christians around the world who are *really* persecuted. There are people whose livelihoods, families, and very *lives* are threatened or destroyed because of persecution. Granted, there is religious bigotry that is expressed in far less extreme ways, and such bigotry should not be socially acceptable. Pointing out individual cases of wackos, however, is not bigotry.

Humanist_0001
Humanist_0001

The old adage "turnabout is fair play" comes to mind. Also, take into account that this nation is >80% affirmed Christians, and that the "bigotry" you're talking about, to me, amounts to a security guard being a bit too rough with a woman singing a religious song in a supposedly secular place. Yeah, you're free to worship whatever god or gods you choose, but my taxes pay for that train. I don't sing agnostic anthems or Torah verses or Quran sutrahs at the top of my lungs, and if I did I think everyone on that train would have the right to tell me to shut the hell up. Bigotry, eh? I just don't see it. When Christians are being persecuted, killed, run out of town or discriminated against for no other reason than being Christian (and not causing a public nuisance) perhaps I'll be more likely to accept that proposition. And since when have you found religion?

floydianslipped
floydianslipped

As usual Luther you are full of SHIT, never mind that YOU yourself lived high off the hog propagating the wages of sin (as bible beaters love to remind us that sex is only right within the confines of holy matrimony) through your own so called music! I didn't see you too worried about Jesus racism when your albums filled with lyrics of women being whores, drug use and no snitching were selling in the millions and your club drew police regularly due to the regular licentiousness going on in there but like any other loser who winds up broke and nowhere else to go but jail now suddenly he's an authority on Jesus. BTW Transit didnt hire the guard they hired THE SECURITY COMPANY (see the difference there?) and it was the company that terminated his employment. You are just a hate monger trying to incite conflict in the community to further your own personal racist agenda now that your political bid failed miserably.

nevernot
nevernot

Are you serious? Anti-christian bigotry? Your religion has a 2000 year history of rape, torture, slavery, misogyny, war against different cultures, conquest, and even to this day is used to demean others and strip them of their civil rights. Let me cry a big old tear for your religion of hate dude.... 

ps, the bible was used to justify enslaving your race for generations Luke, try reading the bible sometime. I don't think it says what you think it says.

rgrant3700
rgrant3700

My rule of thumb and has been for the past 45 years, in fact i once saw it as a bumper sticker. "DON'T TELL ME YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, LET ME GUESS."

rgrant3700
rgrant3700

I always refer to a classic bumper sticker i saw maybe 30 years ago--.DON'T TELL ME YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, LET ME GUESS.

rosarisanti
rosarisanti

Wow, I cannot believe I would agree a 100 % with anything Campbell would say or write. It goes to show that people mature and Luther got it right. It is open season to ridicule Christians. Thanks Luther, you saw the light!

flamengo1265
flamengo1265

I guess if she had been belting out lyrics to Live2crew songs the security guard would have left her alone.  Did the guard really walk up to her and tell her "you can sing whatever you want as long as it is not a gospel hymn."?

NizarAssad
NizarAssad

"Hollywood is busy making television shows and movies like True Blood and Twilight that portray vampires, werewolves, and other unGodly creatures as beautiful sex symbols."

Coming from a guy who still till this day glorifies "pussy popping" at LIV performances, his instagram pictures, and VICE.com pieces with Eddie Huang -- but that's all Jesus' work, right? I love you Luke, but please, quit the hypocrisy.

jimjim
jimjim

It's a good thing this is an opinionated piece because if it was factual we would have a real problem. Just like religion, it is based on the power of suggested opinion. Luke, would the same apply if the singer was actually singing rock or worse hip-hop and was given the same treatment? Would your opinion or suggested opinion in this case would even matter? would you even decide to write a piece on it? i believe not. What we have here is simply this "us against them" viewpoint. As matter of fact, atheists make the least amount of the population in the US and the world. As matter of fact, Florida has the highest number of Christians in the USA per capita. But once again Luke, let's look at the facts. Was the lady breaking a law? YES. Was the lady signing to herself? NO. Was she annoying the rest of the commuters? YES. Was the authority at hand right in dismissing of her? YES. So suggesting that because she is a Christian and that the religious are somewhat a minority and therefore discriminated against is simply put CHILDISH. Then you go on about "JESUS RACISM"?. If someone sang about spaghetti monsters and how great they are, would anyone be taken seriously? It's the same thing with imaginary Jesus Christ. Tim Tebow and Ray Lewis are made fun of because simply put, it was their talent that grants them the necessary power to be winners and not an imaginary creature. Furthermore, the laws of physics have enabled us to prove and disprove these silly notions that a higher being from above is watching our every move and is so holy that he punishes us by sending to hell anyone that does not agree with his good word. For the love of GOD, Jesus Christ, Mohammed and Jehovah!

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez

I'm not against Christianity. I'm against bus and train "preachers" who are simply being selfish by thinking they're so high and mighty over everyone else. They're fools by thinking the rest of us have to stop what we're doing to listen to them. Don't play the victim card, Luke.

FatHand
FatHand

Luke, if a kid does not eat his vegetables, do you call it broccoli racism? If somebody prefers digital music over records, I always call that vinyl racism. Thankfully, as you know, calling everything a form of racism doesn't cheapen real racism at all.

Gil Lopez
Gil Lopez

Get off your soapbox Luke. She should not have been man-handled, on that i'll agree.

Kristy Nash
Kristy Nash

I'm sorry but if some old person starts belting out ANY song, whether it's Bible Hymns or Hotel California on a fucking TRAIN, I wouldn't want them in my space, either. You're not supposed to draw attention to yourself on a train, because you're not the only one on there. They shouldn't have manhandled her the way they did, but she shouldn't be bothering other passengers. If she wants to sing in her car, by all means sing away, but there are rules when you travel. That shit wouldn't' be acceptable on a plane.

Laurie Olszewski
Laurie Olszewski

Wait a minute...is this the same guy that encouraged us ladies to pop that p***y?

Sam Heywood
Sam Heywood

If that woman wants to belt out Muslim prayers or atheist talking points she's free to do it at home! This is a public space. Why should other Metrorail passengers be forced to listen to her shout about her personal beliefs? Wait, what's that? She was belting out Christian hymns? Cuz the Holy Spirit? NEVER MIND THEN SHE'S BEING PERSECUTED.

Amanda670
Amanda670

That shouldn't be the focus of your outrage.  I couldn't careless if an 80 something year old woman is singing hymns on the train. The security on the MetroRail is a utter joke. Transit Authorities should be on the look out for the boisterous passengers that push and shove on the train, the late night drunks that cause fights, the teens that hop from car to car, the aggressive panhandlers,  graffiti enablers- there is a laundry list of MetroRail issues that should be addressed by the "Security" Officers.

SteveCee305
SteveCee305

Nobody is discriminating against you. If you want to believe in fiery bushes that talk and people living inside whales, that's your business. Don't get upset when the rest of us laugh at you.

FatHand
FatHand

Well Luke you've done it again.

mmabassplayer
mmabassplayer

@Humanist_0001 1 in 5 Americans do not claim a religion at all..... that would be 2 in 10, or 20 in 100.. or 20%... this isn't including Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Pagans, Satanists or any other religious sect/cult.... so >80% is quite an exaggeration at this point. Otherwise, I agree with you completely

Exiliado
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@Christopher Rodriguez 

Reminds me of those Jehova's witnesses that come bugging and harassing door to door every weekend. They pretend to hold the absolute Truth, being just a bunch of fools with little respect for other people's opinions and beliefs; that's what they are. 

sweetd416
sweetd416

@SteveCee305 and please don't get upset when some of us question the wonderful magic trick of life being created, well, from the vacuum? Big Bang? Like the great Parmenides once said "Nothing comes from nothing ". So my friend, I will keep on believing in the supernatural element of God and the wonders that are associated with his Glory. 

SteveCee305
SteveCee305

@sweetd416 You miss the point entirely. You can question "the wonderful magic trick of life being created" all you want. That is your right. I also have the right to believe the Bible is ridiculous.

Also, I never mentioned not believing in God. Your narrow point of view is exactly the reason why these disagreements happen.

WakeUp
WakeUp

@sweetd416 nobody gets upset over what you believe, it's when you force it into other people's faces that there becomes a problem.

 I wouldn't enjoy a jew or muslim carrying on loudly on the train either.

jimjim
jimjim

@SteveCee305 Yes...because God wants every child in Africa to die of malnourishment, while the chosen few still live. Because God would rather you go to hell and  sadistically stay there for eternity for watching porn than anywhere else...yes that almighty God, what a great guy he is...

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