1001 AND MORE REASONS
WHY WE SAY NO TO ABS CBN
OUR campaign to boycott ABSCBN includes not supporting all the programs of the said radio andTV stations, also not subscribing to their services like TFC. But our boycott goes beyond that. We also expose to the public the “evil” that this company does and how irresponsible, unprofessional, bias and unbalanced they are in their news reports.
This action was only through the initiative of the members of the Church Of Christ. No one forced us to do so. We boycott ABSCBN because we have had enough of the lies of this station thrown against our beloved Executive Minister and our beloved Church.
Others oppose this action we have taken and accuse it as being “unchristian.” However, those who took the “act of boycotting” as “unchristian” are ignorant or the meaning of the word and most especially of the teachings of the Bible regarding what Christians should do.
What is the definition of the word “boycott” according to dictionaries? Meriam-Webster’s defines the word as follows:
“to refuse to buy, use, or participate in (something) as a way of protesting: to stop using the goods or services of (a company, country, etc.) until changes are made” [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boycott]
It’s an act of refusing to buy, use or participate in (something) as a way of protesting until CHANGES are made. Thus, boycotting is an act to make changes, to right the wrong, to improve, or for betterment.
We boycott ABSCBN because of their unprofessional and irresponsible journalism, for their biased and unbalanced reporting, thus we boycott ABSCBN for a better journalism. All Filipinos deserve better journalism. Thus, those who oppose our act of boycotting ABSCBN oppose the campaign that Filipinos deserve better journalism.
Should anyone immediately dismiss our act of boycotting ABSCBN as “unchristian”? Ponder this, is an act to campaign better journalism--that a news agency or a media outfit be responsible, truthful and accurate--“unchristian”?
The Bible, which all Christians uphold as the word of God, tells us the following:
Ephesians 5:11 Living Bible
“Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them.”
The Bible says, “take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness.” “Take no part” also means “refuse”, and the word “boycott” means “refusal” or “refuse.” Thus, when the apostles said “TAKE NO PART in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness,” this is equivalent to saying “BOYCOTT the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness”
Lies, deceptions and misinformation are but evil and works of darkness. Using media to misinform and spread lies are indeed works of darkness. Thus, Christians are encouraged by the apostles not to take part or, in other words, “boycott” the “works of darkness,” which include irresponsible and unprofessional journalism and biased and unbalanced reporting.
The apostles not only encourages the Christians to “boycott” or “take no part” in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness but also to REBUKE AND EXPOSE THEM.
THUS, WE CHRISTIANS ARE TAKING NO PART IN THE WORKS OF EVIL AND DARKNESS INCLUDING MISINFORMATION, SPREADING LIES, DECEIVING PEOPLE THROUGH IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNPROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM, AND BIASED AND UNBALANCED REPORTING. WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT BETTER JOURNALISM. SO WE SAY NO TO ABSCBN!
By: Pristine Truth
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