Faith http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19184/all en 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-0">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 Culture and Media Institute 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-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 Uninstall ... http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/uninstall <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2625" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-COEXIST.jpg?1396967255" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2014 - 10:23am</span> </div> </div> </div> Culture and Media Institute Business Faith Family Politics Brendan Eich gay agenda Mozilla Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:27:35 +0000 mike.ciandella 45950 at http://www.mrc.org New Climate Alarmist Tack: Go Green for God http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-climate-alarmist-tack-go-green-god <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo blames right-wing pundits for leading evangelicals away from warming gospel. </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">There’s a certain delicious irony in the global warming industry – the one that’s always screaming about climate change “deniers” not “believing in science” – trying to make a religious appeal to Christians.</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/new-climate-alarmist-tack-go-green-god" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Faith Politics Climate Change HuffPo The Years of Living Dangerously Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:16:46 +0000 mike.ciandella 45944 at http://www.mrc.org Lady Gaga Resurrects Jesus, Simulates Sex in Music Video http://www.mrc.org/cmi/lady-gaga-resurrects-jesus-simulates-sex-music-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raunchy, irreverent and trying to be relevant. </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>Is there a pithy acronym for “I have to do something crazy or <a href="http://nypost.com/2013/12/14/what-happened-to-lady-gaga/">no one will pay attention to my music</a>?”&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/lady-gaga-resurrects-jesus-simulates-sex-music-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family G.U.Y.S Lady Gaga Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:19:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 45943 at http://www.mrc.org Kelly File: Gosnell Movie Fundraiser Rejected Because of ‘Baby Stabbing’ Description http://www.mrc.org/articles/kelly-file-gosnell-movie-fundraiser-rejected-because-baby-stabbing-description <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kirsten Powers discusses Gosnell movie fundraising double standard. </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>Nearly a year after the end of the trial, there’s still opposition to telling the Kermit Gosnell story<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/gosnellmovie.JPG" style="float: right;" height="216" width="342" />.&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/kelly-file-gosnell-movie-fundraiser-rejected-because-baby-stabbing-description" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Life Politics Gosnell Movie Kelly File Kermit Gosnell Kirstin Powers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:24:31 +0000 mike.ciandella 45915 at http://www.mrc.org CNN, ESPN Writer Condemns Christians for Judging Gays http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-espn-writer-condemns-christians-judging-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asks, ‘Why can’t Christians be more like Pope Francis?’ </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>Oh the irony. On CNN March 30, openly gay ESPN journalist LZ Granderson asked &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/30/opinion/granderson-pope-tolerance-gays/">Will Christians condemn persecution of gays?</a>” in an article that’s whole point seemed to be a condemnation of Christians’ views on homosexualty. </p> <p>While Granderson asks why Christians don’t condemn gay persecution (they do), it’s funny how the gay community is never asked to defend the open persecution and slaughter of thousands of Christians in the Middle East. </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/cnn-espn-writer-condemns-christians-judging-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith CNN ESPN gay agenda LZ Granderson Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:52:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 45896 at http://www.mrc.org Gosnell Movie to Unveil the ‘Most Prolific Serial Killer’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/gosnell-movie-unveil-most-prolific-serial-killer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Independent filmmaker raises funds to bypass Gosnell media censorship. </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>He’s America’s “biggest serial killer,” though hardly anyone recognizes his name: Dr. Kermit Gosnell. But an independent filmmaker plans to change that by challenging the media through a grassroots fundraiser.&nbsp; <img width="306" height="193" style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/gosnellmovie.JPG" /></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/gosnell-movie-unveil-most-prolific-serial-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Media Politics Abortion Kermit Gosnell movie Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:49:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 45893 at http://www.mrc.org Jon Stewart Takes Dishonest Shots at Hobby Lobby, Christians http://www.mrc.org/articles/jon-stewart-takes-dishonest-shots-hobby-lobby-christians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Daily Show’ misrepresents facts, mocks faithful. </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>Given how many young people say they get all or most of their news from Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show,” it’s too bad Stewart’s not more scrupulous about the truth of his comedy. Case in point: A six-minute segment Wednesday night in which Stewart mocked the family-owned Christian business Hobby Lobby, calling it “Jesus Christ Superstore.”<img src="http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/files/2011/01/jon_stewart.gif" style="float: right;" height="190" width="190" /></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/jon-stewart-takes-dishonest-shots-hobby-lobby-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Government Health Life Politics "TheDailyShow" Hobby Lobby Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:40:22 +0000 mike.ciandella 45852 at http://www.mrc.org FRC Plans #HobbyLobby Day March 29 http://www.mrc.org/cmi/frc-plans-hobbylobby-day-march-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Family Research Council urges Americans to stand with Christian crafts store. </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>The Family Research Council wants to re-create <a href="http://www.mrctv.org/videos/checking-out-chick-fil-appreciation-day">Mike Huckabee's “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”</a>&nbsp;– this time for craft store Hobby Lobby. FRC is encouraging Americans to participate in a #HobbyLobbyDay on March 29th via social media and shopping. <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Picture%202%281%29.png" style="float: right;" height="177" width="405" /></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/frc-plans-hobbylobby-day-march-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Government Health Life Politics contraception mandate Hobby Lobby. FRC obamacare Religious Liberty Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:15:05 +0000 mike.ciandella 45848 at http://www.mrc.org 3 to 1: Nets quote Lib Over Conservative Justices in Hobby Lobby Reports http://www.mrc.org/articles/3-1-nets-quote-lib-over-conservative-justices-hobby-lobby-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The evening broadcast networks fill reports with liberal women justices. </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>In the case of Hobby Lobby’s fight for religious freedom, what you report is just as important as who you report – at least for the broadcast networks.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-25%20at%2012.02.55%20PM.png" style="float: right;" height="147" width="262" /></p> <p>The evening news programs lavishly quoted the liberal female Supreme Court justices in their Hobby Lobby reports yesterday. Among ABC, CBS and NBC, the nets recognized only one conservative justice’s opinion: Chief Justice John Roberts. </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/3-1-nets-quote-lib-over-conservative-justices-hobby-lobby-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Life Politics broadcast networks HHS Mandate Hobby Lobby Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:23:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 45840 at http://www.mrc.org Dishonest Abortion Activists Attack Hobby Lobby at SCOTUS http://www.mrc.org/articles/dishonest-abortion-activists-attack-hobby-lobby-scotus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Protestors rally behind ‘War on Women’ lie. </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>What do Cesar Chavez, “raped animals,” Margaret Sanger fans, and Occupy-esque mantras have in common? </p><p>They were all present in front of the Supreme Court today. Hundreds of left-wing activists showed up today to attack Hobby Lobby for its objection to the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, specifically that the Christian-owned firm pays for abortifacient contraceptives in the employee health insurance plan Obamacare says it must provide. </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/dishonest-abortion-activists-attack-hobby-lobby-scotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Health Life Politics Abortion contraception mandate Hobby Lobby SCOTUS War on Women Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:05:27 +0000 mike.ciandella 45833 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Bigotry Disguised as Freedom’: The LA Times, The Guardian, Daily Beast Vs. Hobby Lobby http://www.mrc.org/articles/bigotry-disguised-freedom-la-times-guardian-daily-beast-vs-hobby-lobby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberals fret over brand-new ‘rights’ while dismissing the First Amendment. </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>Out: First Amendment protections guaranteeing religious liberty. Oh, and the right to free association. In: The inalienable right to have strangers pony up for your sex life.<img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/10150628_10202895081711779_1110819127_n.jpg" style="float: right;" height="290" width="218" /></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/bigotry-disguised-freedom-la-times-guardian-daily-beast-vs-hobby-lobby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Constitution Faith Government Health Life Politics contraception mandate Hobby Lobby Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:52:57 +0000 mike.ciandella 45827 at http://www.mrc.org TIME Makes God a ‘She’ for PC History Month http://www.mrc.org/articles/time-makes-god-she-pc-history-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie Blue’s feminist fringe theology puts a dress on the Almighty. </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>All the major monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity, &nbsp;Islam – depict God as a “He.” From the beginning of the the Old Testament, God refers to Himself using masculine pronouns. But what’s 5,000 years of tradition and theological understanding against Women’s History Month, 2014?&nbsp; <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Creation_of_the_Sun_and_Moon_face_detail.jpg" style="float: right;" height="413" width="296" /></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/time-makes-god-she-pc-history-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Politics Debbie Blue god Time Magazine Women's History Month Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:05:36 +0000 mike.ciandella 45794 at http://www.mrc.org NPR: Time to ‘Get Lucky’ for St. Paddy’s Day! http://www.mrc.org/articles/npr-time-get-lucky-st-paddys-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Supid and tasteless: NPR focuses on the other ‘lucky.’ </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>OK, try to follow this: It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. There’s a silly old saying about “the luck of the Irish.” “Getting lucky” is a term for having sex. So of course NPR had a “Get Lucky” promotion featuring R&amp;B songs about sex. How else would you logically celebrate St. Patrick’s day?&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/npr-time-get-lucky-st-paddys-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith NPR st patrick's Day Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:50:55 +0000 mike.ciandella 45774 at http://www.mrc.org