Christianity http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/944/all en Networks Silent as ISIS Continues ‘Convert or Die’ Oppression of Christians http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-silent-isis-continues-convert-or-die-oppression-christians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands killed, displaced, no word from ABC, NBC, CBS. </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 broadcast networks haven’t reported on the plight of Iraq’s Christians in weeks – in fact, <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/08/14/abc-refuses-identify-isisisil-muslim-or-terrorists-victims-christian">ABC’s only mentioned them once.</a> &nbsp;So everything must be ok, right? Wrong.&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/networks-silent-isis-continues-convert-or-die-oppression-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith International Islamification Christianity Iraq ISIS Islam Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:44:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 47007 at http://www.mrc.org U.S. Spokesman for Iraqi-Christians on MSNBC: ISIS Carrying Out ‘A Full-Blown Genocide’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/us-spokesman-iraqi-christians-msnbc-isis-carrying-out-full-blown-genocide <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday morning, MSNBC and Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart brought a guest on his MSNBC show to discuss the targeted killing and persecution of Christians in Iraq at the hands of the ultra-Islamic terrorist group ISIS. The guest, Mark Arabo, who serves as the national spokesman for the Chaldeans, (the sect of Iraqi Christians facing ISIS’s terror), told Diaz-Balart that the actions of ISIS are&nbsp;<strong>“a full-blown genocide”</strong>&nbsp;of the 400,000 Christians in Iraq.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/us-spokesman-iraqi-christians-msnbc-isis-carrying-out-full-blown-genocide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Christianity Iraq Islamic Jihad Jose Diaz-Balart MSNBC persecution Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:46:43 +0000 curtis.houck 46905 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Refuse to Cover Christian Cities in Iraq Falling to ISIS; CNN’s Cuomo Calls Story 'Largely Underreported' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-christian-cities-iraq-falling-isis-cnns-cuomo-calls-story-largely-u <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday, the al Qaeda spinoff group the Islamic State seized numerous towns in northern Iraq that are home to much of the country’s minority Christian population, sending tens of thousands of them fleeing further into the Kurdish-dominated region to avoid the unforgiving and deadly extremist group.&nbsp;<strong>When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this story on their Thursday morning news shows, neither ABC, CBS, or NBC provided their viewers with information on this story.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-refuse-cover-christian-cities-iraq-falling-isis-cnns-cuomo-calls-story-largely-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Chris Cuomo Christianity CNN Good Morning America Iraq ISIS Michaela Pereira NBC New Day Nic Robertson Today USA Today Washington Post Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:27:55 +0000 curtis.houck 46886 at http://www.mrc.org GMA, Today Yawn at Christian Escaping Sudan, Death Sentence for Her Christian Faith http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, both ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>ignored the news that Meriam Ibrahaim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, fled Sudan with an Italian diplomat on an Italian jet to Rome Thursday and received a blessing from Pope Francis in a private meeting at the Vatican.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-today-yawn-christian-escaping-sudan-death-sentence-her-christian-faith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Christianity Good Morning America NBC Norah O'Donnell Radical Islam Today Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:14:42 +0000 curtis.houck 46784 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Decries ISIS's 'Brutal Crackdown' on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-22-FNC-SR-Iraqi_Christians.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS's takeover of the key city of Mosul.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS Morning News CBS This Morning christian Christianity Fox & Friends Fox and Friends Fox News Fox News Channel Good Morning America Ignatius Joseph III Iraq ISIS Islam Jonathan Morris NBC NBC Nightly News Nuri Al-Maliki World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 matthew.balan 46776 at http://www.mrc.org Media Go Ga-Ga for Gay Christians http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-go-ga-ga-gay-christians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo hails the ‘stunning resurgence’ of progressive 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/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">If the mainstream media is talking about a religious book, you can bet it’s either about “Jesus’ wife” or how Mary wasn’t a virgin or something else entirely off base from traditional Christianity. Well a new book which claims the Bible actually supports homosexuality is getting heavy press from the liberal media. Of course because it’s praising progressive outlier Christianity,it’s exactly the kind of religion the media want to promote as “mainstream.”</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/media-go-ga-ga-gay-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics Christianity gay agenda Matthew Vines Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:27:17 +0000 mike.ciandella 46403 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Spurlock's Double Standard: Christians 'Not Tolerant'; Helps Muslim Lobby Against Bill http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-spurlocks-double-standard-christians-not-tolerant-helps-muslim-lobby-against-bill <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-05-11-CNN-Spurlock_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />CNN's Morgan Spurlock followed in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2007/08/24/cnn-muslim-warrior-gets-sympathetic-treatment-christians-are-totalita" target="_blank">footsteps of Christiane Amanpour</a> on Sunday's <em>Inside Man</em> by giving faithful Christians much more harsh treatment than practicing Muslims.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-spurlocks-double-standard-christians-not-tolerant-helps-muslim-lobby-against-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Christianity CNN Homosexuality Inside Man Islam LGBT Maury Davis Morgan Spurlock Renziya Suleyman Tue, 13 May 2014 21:27:11 +0000 matthew.balan 46241 at http://www.mrc.org God Movies Make Money http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/god-movies-make-money <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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> The accountants in Hollywood don’t have to believe in Heaven to notice the box-office numbers on recent movies with religious themes. “Heaven Is For Real” opened in the days before Easter and grossed more than $22 million, coming in second for the weekend, just $3 million behind the latest “Captain America” blockbuster (in its third week). The movie‘s per-screen average — $8,895 — was far above the rest of the top five.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/god-movies-make-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division atheism Christianity Movies Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:11:36 +0000 tim.graham 46103 at http://www.mrc.org Just Before Canonization, NBC Hypes John Paul II Critic Saying Many Felt 'Stomped On' During His Papacy http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/just-canonization-nbc-hypes-john-paul-ii-critic-saying-many-felt-stomped-during-his-papac <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-25-NBC-Today-JohnPaulII.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The Friday before the Catholic church would celebrate the canonization of two popes, NBC's <em>Today</em> hyped the "controversy" of the jubilant fans of Blessed John Paul II "drowning out dissent" from those who felt "stomped on" during his papacy.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/just-canonization-nbc-hypes-john-paul-ii-critic-saying-many-felt-stomped-during-his-papac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division catholicism Christianity John Paul II NBC Religion Today Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:28:41 +0000 matt.hadro 46097 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 Colbert Promotes Jimmy Carter's Left-of-Center Take on Christianity http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/colbert-promotes-jimmy-carters-left-center-take-christianity <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-03-25-CC-Colbert_Carter_large.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />Stephen Colbert boosted Jimmy Carter's new book on Tuesday's <em>Colbert Report</em> – a mere day after the former president <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2014/03/24/carter-blames-catholic-southern-baptist-churches-abuse-women-aroun" target="_blank">blamed Catholicism</a>, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention, for the abuse of women across the globe.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/colbert-promotes-jimmy-carters-left-center-take-christianity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church Christianity Comedy Central Feminism Jimmy Carter Pope Francis Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:59:51 +0000 matthew.balan 45845 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 Big Bang-ing Hypocrite http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/big-bang-ing-hypocrite <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/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/The%20Big%20Bang%20Theory%20-%20The%20Workplace%20Proximity%20-%2008_02_32%20PM.jpg" width="214" height="160" />I'd like to applaud <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> for their episode this week. I don't think they meant to, but Sheldon's mom's sexcapade is actually a positive picture of Christianity.</p> <p>Seriously.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/big-bang-ing-hypocrite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post Culture and Media Institute Big Bang Theory Christianity mrs. cooper sex Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:01:55 +0000 emantel 45760 at http://www.mrc.org Brian Williams Frames Arizona Religious Freedom Bill as Akin to Segregation http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-frames-arizona-religious-freedom-bill-akin-segregation <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-02-25-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On Tuesday's <em>Nightly News</em>, NBC's Brian Williams outright framed the Arizona bill protecting the religious freedom of business owners as akin to segregation and Jim Crow laws. CBS and ABC at least gave the supporters' view, reporting the fight as between religious freedom and gay rights.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/brian-williams-frames-arizona-religious-freedom-bill-akin-segregation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Christianity NBC Nightly News Religion Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:26:22 +0000 matt.hadro 45655 at http://www.mrc.org Birth Control Mandate? Wolf Blitzer Doesn't Think Religious Liberty Is Threatened http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/birth-control-mandate-wolf-blitzer-doesnt-think-religious-liberty-threatened <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-02-26-CNN-Blitzer-Bachmann.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Wolf Blitzer hounded Rep. Michele Bachmann over Arizona's religious freedom bill on Wednesday and "disagreed" that religious beliefs of business owners are being violated when they are forced to act against their consciences and serve all customers.<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/birth-control-mandate-wolf-blitzer-doesnt-think-religious-liberty-threatened" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Christianity CNN Michele Bachmann Religion The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:00:04 +0000 matt.hadro 45638 at http://www.mrc.org