Fearmongering: The action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue.
This is exactly what media, social websites and others have done most recently. They are not raising awareness of a deadly disease, they are not sympathetic or empathetic to the world’s suffering, they are only interested in one thing and that is spreading hate and discontent through fear. This has got to stop. Yes I agree with set protocols. I believe each state has a right to set it’s own protocols such as quarantine and isolation within reason. No, I don’t agree that the president has the right to over-ride a states decision. I don’t agree with demanding that travel to Africa be banned. This fearmongering has got to stop. As Christians are we not commanded to care for the sick, the poor, the widowed and less fortunate? Why then are we falling prey to the very thing that Jesus and the Bible warns us against? The Bible mentions ‘fear not’ over 100 times. In fact Jesus could not believe that His disciples fell prey to fear, as He awoke and calmed the storm. Are we without faith?
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Romans 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “”Abba,” Father.”
1John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Minn. African restaurant owner forced to change sign over Ebola
Concern over Ebola has forced a Minnesota restaurant owner who serves African food to cover up part of her sign and reconsider her Liberian-themed menu. via Minn. African restaurant owner forced to change sign over Ebola – DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG.
A group that advocates for Africans in the Bronx is calling for action after it says two brothers who had recently immigrated to the borough from Senegal were beaten and badly injured by several people who called them “Ebola” in school.
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