http://www.mrc.org/articles/culture en ‘Moses’ Actor Christian Bale Calls Biblical Figure a ‘Freedom Fighter,’ ‘Terrorist’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/moses-actor-christian-bale-calls-biblical-figure-freedom-fighter-terrorist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bale will star as Moses in the upcoming Ridley Scott film ‘Exodus’ </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 id="docs-internal-guid-dcde502a-ec6f-67ae-b9ba-976fdb21bb40" dir="ltr"><span>In the latest example of “Please just shut up and act,” actor Christian Bale, star of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” has equated Moses with modern day terrorists.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span>“[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.”</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span>Bale continued, ““What would happen to Moses if he arrived today?” “Drones would be sent out after him, right?”</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/moses-actor-christian-bale-calls-biblical-figure-freedom-fighter-terrorist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Christian Bale Exodus Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:08:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 47734 at http://www.mrc.org Rosie O’Donnell on Ferguson: ‘Calculated Decision to Incite' Riots http://www.mrc.org/articles/rosie-odonnell-ferguson-calculated-decision-incite-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The truther&#039;s back, and as ignorant as ever. </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/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/130958" width="720" height="405" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/08/09/pay-attention-abc-rosie-o-donnell-just-reaffirmed-her-belief-911-tru">9/11 Truther</a> Rosie O’Donell is at it again, spewing conspiracy theories rather than truths. During the Nov. 25 episode of “The View” she shared her “thoughts” on the Ferguson rioting.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/rosie-odonnell-ferguson-calculated-decision-incite-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Government Politics Ferguson Missouri Rosie O'Donnell The View Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:59:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 47727 at http://www.mrc.org Giving Thanks: 10 Cutest Videos of Little Kids Praying http://www.mrc.org/articles/giving-thanks-10-cutest-videos-little-kids-praying <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Toddlers give thanks. </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">What are little kids thankful for? In response to&nbsp;the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/11/22/new-yorker-mocks-redskins-tradition-thanksgiving-cover">controversial</a> <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/11/21/peta-plans-naked-protest-during-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade">news</a> surrounding Thanksgiving, here’s a positive media recognition of Thanksgiving – &nbsp;toddler-prayer-style. </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/giving-thanks-10-cutest-videos-little-kids-praying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family kids prayer Thanksgiving Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:19:35 +0000 mike.ciandella 47726 at http://www.mrc.org ESPNW Columnist Celebrates Former Biden Aide's Impact on Adrian Peterson Punishment http://www.mrc.org/articles/espnw-columnist-celebrates-former-biden-aides-impact-adrian-peterson-punishment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pressure from left impacting NFL discipline procedures. </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/geoff-harbaugh">Geoff Harbaugh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ESPNW Columnist Jane McManus, in an “Outside The Lines” appearance on Thursday evening celebrated democrat operative and former long term Joe Biden staffer Cynthia Hogan “for playing a significant roll leading to the suspension of &nbsp;Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson without pay for the entire 2014 season.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoff Harbaugh is Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@Geoffyoungrepub " target="_blank">Follow Geoff Harbaugh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/espnw-columnist-celebrates-former-biden-aides-impact-adrian-peterson-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Education Family Media Adrian Peterson ESPN Jane McManus nfl Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:39:00 +0000 mike.ciandella 47718 at http://www.mrc.org Sore-loser! Pro-Duggar Petition Wins; Media Accuse Duggars of ‘Stabbing Gay Americans’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/sore-loser-pro-duggar-petition-wins-media-accuse-duggars-stabbing-gay-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In four days, pro-Duggar petition surpasses three-month censorship petition. </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">It’s called being a sore-loser. As journalists’ latest cause – pushing for the cancellation of the Duggar family show – fell flat, the media had a meltdown, complete with name-calling and murder accusations.&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/sore-loser-pro-duggar-petition-wins-media-accuse-duggars-stabbing-gay-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics 19 Kids and Counting Change.org gay agenda The Duggars Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:24:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 47717 at http://www.mrc.org Network Silence: Obama Ally, Gay Activist Arrested for Child Sex Abuse http://www.mrc.org/articles/network-silence-obama-ally-gay-activist-arrested-child-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Human Rights Campaign founder, Obama ‘bundler’ Bean jailed in Oregon. </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">Here’s today’s installment of “Imagine if this had been a conservative …”&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/network-silence-obama-ally-gay-activist-arrested-child-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Government Politics Barack Obama gay agenda Human Rights Campaign Terrance Bean Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:04:37 +0000 mike.ciandella 47715 at http://www.mrc.org People Selects THIS Christian Athlete as One of ‘2014's Sexiest Men Alive’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/people-selects-christian-athlete-one-2014s-sexiest-men-alive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Tebow shows Christianity can survive pop culture. </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">Christianity can not only survive, but thrive, in pop culture -- it just takes a little fearlessness in the face of the sneering media.<img src="http://www.jetsgab.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Tim-Tebow-GQ.jpg" style="float: right;" height="215" width="158" />&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/people-selects-christian-athlete-one-2014s-sexiest-men-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith People magazine Tim Tebow Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:05:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 47710 at http://www.mrc.org Media Join Petition against ‘Fear Mongering’ Duggar Family http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-join-petition-against-fear-mongering-duggar-family <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A petition battle begins over the Duggar family. </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’s support doesn’t always guarantee Americans’ support – and the Duggar petition battle is the latest example.&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/media-join-petition-against-fear-mongering-duggar-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics 19 Kids and Counting Change.org Gay agenda. antiChristian The Duggars Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:41:20 +0000 mike.ciandella 47709 at http://www.mrc.org Tolerance: Gays Force San Fran Wedding Photographers to Close Shop http://www.mrc.org/articles/tolerance-gays-force-san-fran-wedding-photographers-close-shop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bay Area family-run business shut down to due threats, harassment. </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">A small photography business run by a husband and wife has closed their business, due to intense media scrutiny, threats and pressure from the gay community in their Bay Area home town.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/tolerance-gays-force-san-fran-wedding-photographers-close-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Politics Gay Marriage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:46 +0000 mike.ciandella 47708 at http://www.mrc.org PETA Plans Naked Protest During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade http://www.mrc.org/articles/peta-plans-naked-protest-during-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nude and crude seems to be the theme of the animal rights group protests. </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">Tweeters, this one belongs under #FirstWorldProblems.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/september/2860.adriana-de-moura_5F00_lolita_5F00_Ad_5F00_FINAL300%281%29.jpg" style="float: right;" height="223" width="170" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture 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/peta-plans-naked-protest-during-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Politics PETA thankgiving day parade Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:38:12 +0000 mike.ciandella 47704 at http://www.mrc.org