Tag: American Sniper

Christian Chaplain Fired For Preaching Compassion & Love Over Violence of American Sniper

By Zaid Jilani / AlterNet On February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s  (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasn’t unusual – it was his job. But what was different that day was the response to the sermon – as one student paper put it, the sermon sparked an “outcry” and a torrent of… Read More ›

The Anti-American Sniper Backlash Begins

A number of very good pieces on why the movie is so bad– Chris Hedges calls it as it is: “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds”… Read More ›

“American Sniper” Spawns Death Threats Against Arabs & Muslims

By Rania Khalek – ElectronicIntifada.net Following the release of the film American Sniper in theaters across the US, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has warned of a “significant rise in violent hate rhetoric targeting the Arab and Muslim-American communities.” The ADC believes the threats “are directly linked to the negative media coverage and hateful propaganda… Read More ›