There Should Be A Double Standard
by David Jeffers
Without question one of the loudest complaints of conservatives is the double standard of the mainstream media (MSM). It would take reams of paper and gallons of ink to document the examples just in year 2012. The question is: should there be a double standard?
Random House Dictionary defines double as “two-fold in amount.” It is without question that the Left, represented by the MSM, has a secular humanist worldview. As a conservative with a biblical worldview, my values and standards are diametrically opposed to that of the MSM. In other words, two worldviews exist consisting of opposing standards. Hence there being a double standard and its necessity.
No doubt the reader could counter that the media is supposed to be objective and report just the facts without spin or commentary. That is “the world of should” and I live in “the world of is.” In “the world of is” wasting time yearning for “the world of should” is being a poor steward of time, and time is a precious resource that cannot be replaced.
Time that is left to save our Republic is quickly dwindling, if in fact it can be rescued. Whatever time we do have left I want to spend shining the Light into the Darkness instead of cursing it. If those in the dark are to ever leave it, they must see the Light. This is how conservatives overcome the double standard.
We must not only maintain high moral standards, we have to share them. Toxic to the dispensation of absolute truth is compromising the premise of that truth. Truth is not relative; it is not what we believe it to be. Our only choice with truth is to accept or reject it. If conservatives really want to oppose media double standards let us begin by never giving up right ground.
The way we stand on right ground is to stop dwelling on the enemy’s activity and busy ourselves by winning converts to conservatism. The quickest way for that to happen is by winning lost souls to Christ. Until I became born again, the truth of Romans 12:1-2 would have never taken root in my life. A mind will never be transformed lest the heart be first.
Three years ago in Reno I had the great pleasure of hearing speak and then meeting privately with the Honorable Judge Paul Pressler, the driving force behind the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. This mighty man of God told the luncheon crowd that if we truly wanted to see Washington DC transformed, then we should win to Jesus those serving there. So simple a plan yet not so easy, nevertheless worthy of our effort.
There is a double standard because there should be. When two opposing worldviews exist, so will different standards. Our job, those of us who follow the One Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, is to narrow the gap by being the salt and light Christ has commanded us to be.