Easter http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4533/all en Which Jesus Should You Watch on TV This Easter? http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/which-jesus-should-you-watch-tv-easter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competing biblical epics arrive in time for Christian holiday. </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/haley-halverson">Haley Halverson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reruns of <i>The Ten Commandments</i> won’t cut it this Easter.</p> <p>In a rather unprecedented burst of religious programming, it appears that there will be a face-off between two different narratives about Jesus on television this coming weekend. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/which-jesus-should-you-watch-tv-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Faith Easter jesus O'Reilly Roma Downey Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:08:02 +0000 dan.gainor 48592 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Articles Recreate Jesus’ Death into ‘Gay Passion of Christ,’ Yoga and Mental Illness http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-articles-recreate-jesus-death-gay-passion-christ-yoga-and-mental-illness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Huffington Post pushes artwork recreating Jesus’ death and 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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>God created man in His image. It’s only natural for self-obsessed liberals to try to return the favor. Just in time for Easter, The Huffington Post is blasting articles of artwork illustrating Jesus’ death and resurrection – artwork incorporating a “gay Jesus,” a yoga Jesus and a mental illness awareness-raising Jesus.</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/huffpo-articles-recreate-jesus-death-gay-passion-christ-yoga-and-mental-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics Easter gay Jesus HuffingtonPost jesus Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:48:52 +0000 mike.ciandella 48583 at http://www.mrc.org WGN’s ‘Salem’ Features Forced Abortion to Devil in Easter Premiere http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/wgns-salem-features-forced-abortion-devil-easter-premiere <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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><br /><img height="100" width="200" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/salem.JPG" style="float: right;" />Nothing says “Happy Easter” like debuting a show filled with sex, Satanism and forced abortion.&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/cmi-tv-blog-post/wgns-salem-features-forced-abortion-devil-easter-premiere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Easter Salem WGN Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:25:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 46051 at http://www.mrc.org WGN’s ‘Salem’ Features Forced Abortion to Devil in Easter Premiere http://www.mrc.org/articles/wgns-salem-features-forced-abortion-devil-easter-premiere <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New show ‘Salem’ shows abortion by witchcraft in return for power from the devil. </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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nothing says “Happy Easter” like debuting a show filled with sex, Satanism and forced abortion.</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/wgns-salem-features-forced-abortion-devil-easter-premiere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Easter Salem Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:13:42 +0000 mike.ciandella 46050 at http://www.mrc.org WGN Marks Easter with Devil Worshiping, Sex-Filled ‘Salem’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/wgn-marks-easter-devil-worshiping-sex-filled-salem <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Premiere advertises witchcraft for religious holiday. </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">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It might be best to keep the TV off this Easter.</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/wgn-marks-easter-devil-worshiping-sex-filled-salem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Easter Salem WGN witchcraft Witches Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:43:46 +0000 dan.gainor 46045 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">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 MRC Culture Faith christian Christianity Easter faith peeps Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:21 +0000 dan.gainor 46038 at http://www.mrc.org The NY Times' Mortifying Easter Error: 'Resurrection Into Heaven of Jesus, Three Days After He Was Crucified' http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mortifying-easter-error-resurrection-heaven-jesus-three-days-after-he-was-crucifie <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who says the <em>New York Times</em> is ignorant of religion? <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Pope_Francis_easter.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="201" width="266" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-mortifying-easter-error-resurrection-heaven-jesus-three-days-after-he-was-crucifie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Easter Elisabetta Povoledo Gaffes Pope Francis Resurrection Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:36:44 +0000 clay.waters 43059 at http://www.mrc.org Holy Week: Media Worship Earth Day, Attack Easter http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter <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/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Major Findings:</p> <p><strong>Media Undermine Christian Holiday:</strong> Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34).</p> <p><strong>Easter Used to Attack Catholic Church: </strong>Ninety-one percent of the negative Easter stories were about the pedophilia scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.</p> <p><strong>Love That Mother Nature: </strong>100 percent of Earth Day stories were positive.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/holy-week-media-worship-earth-day-attack-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture 2010 abc abuse anchor april catholic cbs christian Christians contrast day earth Easter evening harris holiday holy mentions NBC negative news outrage percent pope positive priests Scandal shows stories sunday Today Vatican week world year Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:19:00 +0000 admin 31524 at http://www.mrc.org The End of Newsweek? http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/end-newsweek-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newsweek greeted the coming of Easter with a black cover, and the headline &quot;The Decline and Fall of Christian America,&quot; spelled out in red in the shape of a cross. </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/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newsweek greeted the coming of Easter with a black cover, and the headline "The Decline and Fall of Christian America," spelled out in red in the shape of a cross. Inside, it was more declarative: "The End of Christian America." Why? Because they found that the percentage of self-identified Christians had fallen 10 points since 1990. Okay, then let's compare. How much has Newsweek's circulation fallen since 1990? Just since 2007, their announced circulation has dropped by 52 percent. It would be more plausible to state "The End of Newsweek."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/end-newsweek-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division ChristianAmerica Easter Newsweek Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:24:58 +0000 admin 4670 at http://www.mrc.org For the Media, it's Un-Holy Week http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-its-un-holy-week <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Most regular church-goers have heard their less scrupulously observant fellows called “Christmas and Easter Christians.” Well, they also have their counterparts in the mainstream media: “Christmas and Easter <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Anti</i>-Christians.” How else to explain the spate of skeptical, negative stories that inevitably accompany the two most important Christian holy days?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-its-un-holy-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Christianity DiscoveryChannel Easter ErikReece jesus JonMeacham MichaelMedved Newsweek OnFaith Resurrection Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28719 at http://www.mrc.org On Easter Sunday, Celebrating Obama's Speech from the Pulpit - and the NYT http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-sunday-celebrating-obamas-speech-pulpit-and-nyt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Television programs showed recorded parts of sermons by Mr. Wright, who is nationally known for his work in creating economic development programs in the inner city, inspiring many other black pastors to do the same, and for his fiery, prophetic preaching style.&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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The celebration of Obama's speech on race continued on Easter Sunday in a front-page story by religion reporters Laurie Goodstein and Neela Banerjee.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-sunday-celebrating-obamas-speech-pulpit-and-nyt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BarackObama Campaign2008 Easter NewYorkTimes NYTimes Racism Religion Speech TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:25:00 +0000 admin 6063 at http://www.mrc.org Beyond Bunnies and Jelly Bellies: USA Today Explores True Meaning of Easter http://www.mrc.org/articles/beyond-bunnies-and-jelly-bellies-usa-today-explores-true-meaning-easter <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/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Usually at Easter time the media are <a href="http://cultureandmediainstitute.org/eoc/2007/200704041524.aspx" />flooding the airwaves</a> with all sorts of reports determined to debunk Christianity.  Artists line up to desecrate religious symbols in the name of free speech and “art.”  <a href="http://www.cultureandmedia.com/specialreports/2008/Atheism/AtheismExec_Sum.htm" />Atheists</a> are on call to enlighten Christians on why the Easter story is simply a nice story.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/beyond-bunnies-and-jelly-bellies-usa-today-explores-true-meaning-easter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Easter sin USAToday Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28324 at http://www.mrc.org The Easter "Hit" Parade http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/easter-hit-parade <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/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Isn't it simply Easter season, when fresh Gnostic gospels or dubious ossuaries show up like spring daffodils? </p> <p ><br />-- <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Peter Steinfels</st1:city>,<i> <st1:state w:st="on">New York</st1:state></i></st1:place><i> Times </i>reporter, in his March 31 article about a supposed secret, homoerotic Gospel by Mark.</p> <br /> <br /> <p >Americans are accustomed to cultural elites trying to undermine their religious faith during Lent, Passover and Easter – but it's never been this bad.  </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/easter-hit-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture channel Easter stplace stylemso Wed, 04 Apr 2007 21:00:00 +0000 admin 31505 at http://www.mrc.org The Easter Hit Parade (a summary) http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-hit-parade-summary <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/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Christians and Jews are accustomed to cultural elites trying to undermine their religious faith during Lent, Passover and Easter – but it's never been as bad as this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beginning on February 26, the news and entertainment media have fired a stunning barrage of criticism at religious beliefs, religious practice, and religious symbols.&nbsp; Nothing is too sacred to attack this year, not even the most crucial teachings of Judaism and Christianity.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/easter-hit-parade-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Christianity Easter god hollywood media Moses Resurrection Wed, 04 Apr 2007 04:00:00 +0000 admin 27874 at http://www.mrc.org