Rod Dreher has been reporting on what appears to be a recently implemented editorial strategy at New York Daily News: whatever happens, the Christians are at fault. Non-Christian murderers don’t fit the narrative; it turns out that Christians are not only at fault for praying, they’re at fault even when they’re the ones getting murdered.
I’m going to make a prediction here. Sometime in the next few years the News, or a similarly minded outlet, will find a Unabomber-like screed written by a fundamentalist Christian, maybe a member of a well-known megachurch, and will trumpet to the world that this is what all those bitter clingers to guns and God are scheming: violent attacks on the secular world. (And many otherwise reasonable secular people will believe it without question.) They probably won’t call it The Protocols of the Elders of Saddleback, but in effect that’s what it will be.