christian http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3046/all en WashPost Columnist: Christians Spew the Most ‘Hateful Internet Speech’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/washpost-columnist-christians-spew-most-hateful-internet-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sally Quinn links white supremacy site to religious people. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Everyone is exactly who he or she says on the internet – at least according to one Washington Post writer. That conclusion is her rationale to say Christians are awful people. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/washpost-columnist-christians-spew-most-hateful-internet-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith christian OnFaith Religion Sally Quinn Washington Post Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:00:23 +0000 dan.gainor 46730 at http://www.mrc.org Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian http://www.mrc.org/articles/shhhh-tim-howards-christian <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC leave out one crucial detail from hero soccer player’s life. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one the probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/shhhh-tim-howards-christian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith christian Soccer Tim Howard Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:59:39 +0000 mike.ciandella 46609 at http://www.mrc.org DWTS Contestant Dedicates Viennese Waltz to God http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dwts-contestant-dedicates-viennese-waltz-god <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Candace Cameron Bure: &quot;I’m really performing for an audience of one&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-levy">Lauren Levy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.zeibiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Candace-Cameron-Bure-and-Mark-Ballas-DWTS-600x315.jpg" width="600" height="315" /></p><p>After 9 grueling weeks, the Dancing With the Stars competition is nearing its pinnacle. Beginning last night’s semifinals were actor and author, Candace Cameron Bure, and her professional dance partner, Mark Ballas. The duo danced a 34-point Viennese waltz, which Candace dedicated to God.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dwts-contestant-dedicates-viennese-waltz-god" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Candace Cameron Bure christian conservative Dancing With the Stars god moralitytraditionalvalues Viennese waltz Tue, 13 May 2014 19:44:17 +0000 Lauren Levy 46240 at http://www.mrc.org Attack of the Peeps: Nets Secularize ‘Easter’ Nine out of Ten Times http://www.mrc.org/articles/attack-peeps-nets-secularize-easter-nine-out-ten-times-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC define Easter as anything but Jesus’ resurrection. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><b>Easter</b> (n): <i>The annual Christian celebration in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.</i></p> <p><b>Synonyms</b>: 1. Peeps. 2. fashion. 3. martinis. 4. bonnets. 5. common thread of humanity.</p> <p><b>Source</b>: The liberal media.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/attack-peeps-nets-secularize-easter-nine-out-ten-times-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith christian Christianity Easter faith peeps Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:21 +0000 dan.gainor 46038 at http://www.mrc.org Showtime’s New Climate Documentary Barely Looks at Science http://www.mrc.org/articles/showtimes-new-climate-documentary-barely-looks-science <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ has no discussion of scientific data on climate 95 percent of the time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Masquerading as a scientific documentary, Showtime’s new climate change series is actually more alarmist propaganda.</p><p dir="ltr">The first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” actually gave precious little time to discussing scientific data of climate. Ninety-five percent of the show wasn’t about actual climate science (a mere 3 minutes 5 seconds of the 57 minute 10 second program discussed climate data). Although the word science got bandied about frequently.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/showtimes-new-climate-documentary-barely-looks-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment International Media assumptions christian climate Climate Change climate science data Documentary don cheadle drought Global Warming global warming alarmism Harrison Ford james cameron joseph romm politics propaganda Religion Science Showtime Texas years of living dangerously Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:48:45 +0000 julia.seymour 45972 at http://www.mrc.org Dancing With the Stars Contestant Candace Cameron Bure Wows Audience With Rumba and Conservative Values http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dancing-stars-contestant-candace-cameron-bure-wows-audience-rumba-and-conservative- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;I am a sexual woman but I want to reserve certain things for my husband.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-levy">Lauren Levy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/1394465410_candace-cameron-bure-zoom_0.jpg" style="width: 309px; height: 217px; float: right; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 1px; margin-bottom: 1px; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" height="160" width="252" /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/dancing-stars-contestant-candace-cameron-bure-wows-audience-rumba-and-conservative-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Bristol Palin Candace Cameron Bure Carrie Ann Inaba christian Christianity conservative Dancing With the Stars DJ Tanner Erin Andrews Full House Mark Ballas moralitytraditionalvalues rumba sensuality Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:21:58 +0000 Lauren Levy 45829 at http://www.mrc.org Faith and Bible Tales Make Believers of Hollywood http://www.mrc.org/articles/faith-and-bible-tales-make-believers-hollywood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Movies return to God, Good Book for material. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“The Greatest Story Ever Told,” is not the greatest movie ever made, but the 1965 epic about the life of Christ at least understood the nature of its source material. The Bible, Old and New Testaments alike, was a rich vein of subject matter – and profits – for the movie industry.<img src="http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/155947/poster.jpg" style="float: right;" height="207" width="139" /></p> <p>Then in the late 1960s, Hollywood made it’s hard left turn and God and the Bible were all but forgotten in Tinsel Town. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/faith-and-bible-tales-make-believers-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith christian hollywood Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:56:04 +0000 matt.philbin 45664 at http://www.mrc.org MRC VP Dan Gainor's Statement to Variety About 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension http://www.mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainors-statement-variety-about-duck-dynasty-stars-suspension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gainor says networks claim to support free speech, actually &#039;only support free speech they agree with.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dan Gainor, MRC's Vice President for Business and Culture addressed the recent suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson to <a href="http://variety.com/2013/tv/columns/duck-dynasty-suspension-free-speech-doesnt-mean-consequence-free-speech-1200977229/">Variety</a> on Dec. 19.</p><p>Gainor said:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainors-statement-variety-about-duck-dynasty-stars-suspension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Media A&E Bible christian Dan Gainor Duck Dynasty faith Free Speech Homosexuality LGBT reality TV religious beliefs TV networks TV shows Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:03:02 +0000 julia.seymour 45172 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Proud of Hoax 'Exclusive,' Promotes Man Who Tried to Smear Joel Osteen http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-proud-hoax-exclusive-promotes-man-who-tried-smear-joel-osteen <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC is really proud of its hoax "exclusive." Tuesday's N<em>ightline</em>&nbsp;and Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;hyped an interview with the man who allegedly perpetrated an elaborate fiction, smearing Pastor Joel Osteen as renouncing his Christian faith. GMA's Elizabeth Vargas touted, "<b>...The hoaxer is explaining why he did it in an exclusive interview with ABC's David Wright</b>."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04-10-ABC-GMA-Wright.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-proud-hoax-exclusive-promotes-man-who-tried-smear-joel-osteen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc christian David Wright hoax Joel Osteen Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:53:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 43160 at http://www.mrc.org Lady Gaga’s Manager Compares Concert Protests to Crucifixion of Christ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lady-gagas-manager-compares-concert-protests-crucifixion-christ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Jesus Christ got crucified. It happens,’ singer’s manager said </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Life’s hard when you’re an international pop-star <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/singers/lady-gaga-net-worth/">worth $150 million</a>. Outlandish, gay activist Lady Gaga was forced to <a href="http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/27/11903199-lady-gaga-cancels-indonesia-concert-amid-muslim-protest-fears?lite">cancel her concert in Indonesia</a> amid Muslim protests, and her manager felt it was appropriate to compare this small hiccup to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lady-gagas-manager-compares-concert-protests-crucifixion-christ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Christ christian faith jesus Lady Gaga Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:27:42 +0000 dan.gainor 40467 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Cancels Christian-Bashing Show ‘GCB’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-cancels-christian-bashing-show-gcb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fate decided by poor ratings after more than 100 attacks on Christians. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite ABC’s best efforts to degrade Christianity and Texans, the anti-Christian hate-mongering series “GCB” (short for “Good Christian Bitches”) has been <a href="http://www.christianpost.com/news/abc-cancels-controversial-gcb-series-74850/">canceled</a> because of poor performance in the ratings</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-cancels-christian-bashing-show-gcb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment abc christian GCB Good Christian Bitches Mon, 14 May 2012 15:29:17 +0000 dan.gainor 40068 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s ‘GCB’ Carves Own Twisted Version of 10 Commandments http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-gcb-carves-own-twisted-version-10-commandments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Controversial show escalates agenda of mocking Christians with attack on Bible. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“If you want to live in this world, you’re going to need some rules to live by,” is the tagline sported underneath ABC’s <a href="http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/gcb/commandments/commandment1">twisted rendering</a> of the 10 Commandments. Proving once again that “GCB” certainly doesn’t play by the rules or <a href="../../../../../../../../articles/gcb-desperately-un-christian-housewives">hold a shred of respect</a> for believing Christians. Because this attack targeted the Old Testament, it also could be offensive to Jewish people. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-gcb-carves-own-twisted-version-10-commandments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment 10 Commandments abc Bible christian GCB god Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:02:09 +0000 dan.gainor 39877 at http://www.mrc.org Easter ‘GCB’ Shills for Porn in Christian Marriages http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-gcb-shills-porn-christian-marriages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian-bashing show brings total attacks to 157. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although Sunday is the Christian day of rest, “GCB” certainly didn’t. ABC pulled out all the stops in their Easter Sunday, two-hour episode titled “Turn the Other Cheek/Sex is Devine,” with the majority of the plot centered on pre-marital and marital sex.</p> <p>The pastor performed sermon research at Hooters-esque restaurant “Booby-licious,,” and on Sunday encouraged his congregation members to have sex with their partners for a week in order to work on “divine communication.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-gcb-shills-porn-christian-marriages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith bitches christian conservative faith GCB Texas Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:42:37 +0000 dan.gainor 39786 at http://www.mrc.org Secular Snobs http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/secular-snobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Documenting the National Media&#039;s Long-Standing Hostility to Religion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/SecularSnobs_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=902126" title="SecularSnobs.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In 1993, then-<em>Washington Post </em>reporter Michael Weisskopf dismissed followers of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as “largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.” A correction came the next day: “There is no factual basis for that statement.” Post ombudsman Joann Byrd later confessed that “several able editors” passed right over that inaccurate dollop of snobbery without recognizing its bias.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/secular-snobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports News Analysis Division abc catholic cbs christian Michael Weisskopf NBC New York Times Religion Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:32:45 +0000 geoff.dickens 39734 at http://www.mrc.org Christian NASCAR Driver Blake Koch Loses Sponsor after ESPN Pulls Ad http://www.mrc.org/articles/christian-nascar-driver-blake-koch-loses-sponsor-after-espn-pulls-ad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Network claimed ‘Rise Up and Register’ had too many ‘political and religious overtones.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The liberal media are again attempting to silence another Christian voice in their crusade for “tolerance.” ESPN refused to air <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=FsbC6Ql2_O0">NASCAR driver Blake Koch's advertisement, which encourages American youth to vote,</a> because of Koch’s Christian faith. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/christian-nascar-driver-blake-koch-loses-sponsor-after-espn-pulls-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Media christian ESPN faith NASCAR racing Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:02:19 +0000 dan.gainor 39693 at http://www.mrc.org