http://www.mrc.org/articles/culture en Majority of Americans Aren’t On Board with Media’s ‘War on Christmas’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/majority-americans-arent-board-medias-war-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good news this Christmas season. </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">Good news from the latest Gallup poll – unless you’re a member of the Angry Atheists Club or the League of Whiny Secularists. <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/180347/three-quarters-americans-identify-christian.aspx?utm_source=alert&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=morelink&amp;utm_campaign=syndication">Three-quarters of Americans identify as Christian</a>. That number has remained virtually unchanged since last year- just a slight one percent drop. </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/majority-americans-arent-board-medias-war-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Government Politics Christians Christmas Gallop poll Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:27:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 47913 at http://www.mrc.org A Feminist’s Christmas Tale: God Raped Mary http://www.mrc.org/articles/feminists-christmas-tale-god-raped-mary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You just can’t make this stuff up. </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">Salon and Alternet seem to exist only to provide click-bait for kooks. Alternet certainly succeeded with their Sunday article entitled, “Why rape is so intrinsic to religion” which was also cross-posted on <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/12/21/why_rape_is_so_intrinsic_to_religion_partner/">partner site Salon</a>.&nbsp; In the article by Valerie Tarico, she tries to argue that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ was God raping Mary, similar to Greek and Hindu tales of gods raping women.</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/feminists-christmas-tale-god-raped-mary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics alternet rape Religion Salon Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:41:16 +0000 mike.ciandella 47906 at http://www.mrc.org BREAKING: ThinkProgress Uncovers Catholic Group Acting Catholic http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-thinkprogress-uncovers-catholic-group-acting-catholic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those evil Knights of Columbus actually believe that Catholic stuff! </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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <p>Those intrepid newshounds at ThinkProgress have uncovered nefarious doings in the dark, secretive world of … the Knights of Columbus.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-thinkprogress-uncovers-catholic-group-acting-catholic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Life Politics Knights of Columbus ThinkProgress Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:06:26 +0000 mike.ciandella 47905 at http://www.mrc.org Merry Christmas! 5 Takeaways from Media Coverage of Christians in 2014 http://www.mrc.org/articles/merry-christmas-5-takeaways-media-coverage-christians-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gored or ignored, Christians can’t win with liberal media. </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 the reason for the season, so naturally, attacks on Christianity tend to pick up around this time of year. The mocking and sacrilege gets a bit more pointed in the media. The sneering contempt from entertainers and lefty activists gets a bit thicker.&nbsp; <img src="http://c8.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/uploaded/pic_giant_122413_SM_Three-Meditations-on-the-Nativity.jpg" style="float: right;" height="136" width="235" /></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/merry-christmas-5-takeaways-media-coverage-christians-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Islamification Politics Christianity Christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:39:13 +0000 mike.ciandella 47885 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Host: Islamic Creed ‘Some Terrorists Use’ Like the Lord’s Prayer http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-host-islamic-creed-some-terrorists-use-lords-prayer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashleigh Banfield makes ‘a connection.’ </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131535" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p class="NoSpacing">It’s called comparative religion by the media. </p> <p class="NoSpacing">During CNN’s “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” on Dec. 15, the host repeatedly compared an Islamic creed, the Shahada, to the Lord’s Prayer recited by Christians. To “make a connection” for viewers, Banfield emphasized how people shouldn’t fear the Shahada – even if terrorists “use [it] to separate Muslims from non-Muslims” for death. </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/cnn-host-islamic-creed-some-terrorists-use-lords-prayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith International Islamification Politics Ashleigh Banfield Christianity Islamism Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:21:19 +0000 mike.ciandella 47876 at http://www.mrc.org Why Pets Should Be Legal Citizens Too: the Voxplanation http://www.mrc.org/articles/why-pets-should-be-legal-citizens-too-voxplanation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Add this one to the “Questions No One Is Asking” bin. </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">Americans are currently faced with some hard questions: “How do we respond to Islamist terror?” “What do we think about the CIA ‘torture’ report?” “What can we make out of the Eric Garner case?” And of course, “Should pets be Americans too?” </p> <p class="normal">That last one “may sound crazy” until you’ve gone for a spin in the Voxplainmobile with Zach Beauchamp. Vox, of course, is the site where self-regarding liberals take it upon themselves to explain the issues of the day to the great unwashed.&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/why-pets-should-be-legal-citizens-too-voxplanation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Life animal rights Vox Media Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:01:45 +0000 mike.ciandella 47875 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Do They Know It’s Christmastime?’ ACLU Stops School from Feeding African Orphans http://www.mrc.org/articles/do-they-know-its-christmastime-aclu-stops-school-feeding-african-orphans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anti-Christian totalitarianism reaches absurd level. </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 class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Thank Gaia for the ever-vigilant ACLU! Who else would have discerned the dire threat to civil liberty lurking in a California school’s effort to raise money for starving children in Africa?&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/do-they-know-its-christmastime-aclu-stops-school-feeding-african-orphans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Constitution Education Faith Politics ACLU anti-Christian charity Church and state Public schools Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:21:03 +0000 mike.ciandella 47868 at http://www.mrc.org New Yorker’s ‘Climate Change” Carols: ‘Silent Night’ Cannibalism http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-yorkers-climate-change-carols-silent-night-cannibalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christmas and global warming make liberal elites laugh. </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">Oh look, our betters at the New Yorker have found a way to trivialize a Christian holiday while warning us what happens if we don’t convert to their environmental religion. And it’s supposed to be funny, too!&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/new-yorkers-climate-change-carols-silent-night-cannibalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Climate Change Environment Faith Politics Christmas Climate Change The New Yorker Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:09:30 +0000 mike.ciandella 47867 at http://www.mrc.org DOJ Debunks WH’s Stats on College Rape, Will Media Report? http://www.mrc.org/articles/doj-debunks-whs-stats-college-rape-will-media-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Staggeringly lower numbers defeat false narrative on prevalence of rape on college campuses. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131461" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe> Are 1 in 5 undergrad college-age women raped in the USA, as feminists, the media and even the White House says? Not so much.&nbsp; </p><p class="normal"><a href="http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&amp;iid=5176">A new report</a>, ironically from the White House’s own Department of Justice, reveals that number is significantly lower than the media and the administration had reported previously.&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/doj-debunks-whs-stats-college-rape-will-media-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Government Politics College Rape Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:54:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 47856 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Show: Atheist Group ‘Petty A**holes’ Who Need to ‘Lighten the F**k Up’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/daily-show-atheist-group-petty-aholes-who-need-lighten-fk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal comedy show bashes whiny atheists. </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131417" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Instead of the Daily Show’s usual targets – conservatives and Christians – atheists were the surprising villains on the Dec.9 episode of the left-leaning comedy show.&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/daily-show-atheist-group-petty-aholes-who-need-lighten-fk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics atheists Daily Show Freedom From Religion Foundation Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:01:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 47852 at http://www.mrc.org