jesus http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/3043/all en Sarah Silverman, ‘Jesus F-ing Christ” Mock Faith in Abortion PSA http://www.mrc.org/articles/sarah-silverman-jesus-f-ing-christ-mock-faith-abortion-psa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleazy comic uses savior to score points against 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/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>Editor’s Note: Language and content may be offensive to many.</i>&nbsp; </p><p>Know what’s really funny? Saying “vagina” a lot. And dropping the F-bomb. And mocking the religious faith of others in service to your shallow ideology and your marginal comedy career.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sarah-silverman-jesus-f-ing-christ-mock-faith-abortion-psa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Life Politics Abortion jesus Religion Sarah Silverman Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:39:10 +0000 mike.ciandella 45381 at http://www.mrc.org Fox vs. the Islam-Boosting 'Mainstream' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/fox-vs-islam-boosting-mainstream <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> They may find it scandalous for someone to say so, but our secular liberal media are playing&nbsp; favorites with religion. They have a spoiled child, Islam. Journalists see Islam as a bullied, minority faith for brown people. Draw a cartoon of Mohammed with dynamite on his head, and you are the worst kind of trouble-making hater.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/fox-vs-islam-boosting-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Fox News jesus Reza Aslan Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:18:14 +0000 tim.graham 44224 at http://www.mrc.org Baptist Site Asks ‘What if Jesus Were Gay?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/baptist-site-asks-what-if-jesus-were-gay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christ was a secular liberal? Who knew? </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>With Christians like Zachary Bailes, who needs secularists? Bailes’ <a href="http://www.abpnews.com/blog/social-issues/what-if-jesus-were-gay-2013-01-16/#.UPbbU5HUn1u">blog post</a> on the Associated Baptist Press website Jan.16 posed the question, “What if Jesus were gay?”<img src="http://www.religionfacts.com/jesus/images/christ-catacombs-375.jpg" style="float: right;" height="227" width="301" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/baptist-site-asks-what-if-jesus-were-gay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Faith Politics Baptists gay agenda jesus Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:46:22 +0000 matt.philbin 42265 at http://www.mrc.org Media Hype Scrap of Papyrus Claiming Jesus Had a Wife http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-scrap-papyrus-claiming-jesus-had-wife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ignores research interests of professor making claim, and basic factual evidence. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">Does one fragment of papyrus </span><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/harvard-claim-jesus-wife-papyrus-scrutinized"><span style="color: #0000ff; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;">“about the size of a small cellphone”</span></a><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> contradict centuries of Christian tradition that hold that Jesus was not married?</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-scrap-papyrus-claiming-jesus-had-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith jesus Karen King wife Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:45:22 +0000 matt.philbin 41299 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo News Flash: Mormons Don’t Think Jesus Was Black http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-news-flash-mormons-dont-think-jesus-was-black <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Authors claim LDS worships a racist Christ. </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> <p>Finding racism in ridiculous places: It isn’t just for MSNBC anymore. The Huffington Post has performed a neat trick, exercising its own religious bigotry by accusing someone else of racism. The result is a breathtakingly inane article. (The crusade to re-elect Obama has spurred his media acolytes to heroic exertions, hasn’t it.)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-news-flash-mormons-dont-think-jesus-was-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Christ huffington post jesus race Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:06:39 +0000 dan.gainor 41181 at http://www.mrc.org Lady Gaga’s Manager Compares Concert Protests to Crucifixion of Christ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lady-gagas-manager-compares-concert-protests-crucifixion-christ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Jesus Christ got crucified. It happens,’ singer’s manager said </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-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Life’s hard when you’re an international pop-star <a href="http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/singers/lady-gaga-net-worth/">worth $150 million</a>. Outlandish, gay activist Lady Gaga was forced to <a href="http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/27/11903199-lady-gaga-cancels-indonesia-concert-amid-muslim-protest-fears?lite">cancel her concert in Indonesia</a> amid Muslim protests, and her manager felt it was appropriate to compare this small hiccup to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lady-gagas-manager-compares-concert-protests-crucifixion-christ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Christ christian faith jesus Lady Gaga Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:27:42 +0000 dan.gainor 40467 at http://www.mrc.org Huffington Post Promotes ‘Queer Christ’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffington-post-promotes-queer-christ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lesbian contributor to HuffPost Gay Voices claims Jesus was gay. </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/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Those who adhere to the gospel of liberal sexuality fall into two different camps when they discuss Jesus. Religious feminists argue that <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Movies/The-Da-Vinci-Code/A-Quite-Contrary-Mary.aspx">Jesus Christ had a relationship with Mary Magdalene</a>. Religious homosexuals, on the other hand, portray Christ as gay, as the Huffington Post’s Kittredge Cherry did in a piece titled <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kittredge-cherry/queer-christ-arises-to-li_b_1374286.html">“Queer Christ Arises to Liberate and Heal.”</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffington-post-promotes-queer-christ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Christ gay huffington post jesus LGBT Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:41:14 +0000 dan.gainor 39756 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Treated Good Friday, Earth Day as Equals http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals <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>This past Friday, April 22, 2011, marked the simultaneous celebration of Good Friday and Earth Day and ABC, CBS and NBC treated the two 'holidays' as equals.</p> <br /> <p>Though Good Friday has been celebrated by millions around the world for nearly 2,000 years, the 41-year-old liberal eco-celebration of 'green living' known as 'Earth Day' was put on the same platform as the sacred day that Christians remember Christ's death.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-treated-good-friday-earth-day-equals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Environment Faith Politics abc castro cbs day earth friday good jesus NBC negative networks news past percent recycling shows stories students Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:44:00 +0000 admin 2172 at http://www.mrc.org Jesus and Muhammad: NYT Hypocrisy on 'Challenging, Disturbing' Images http://www.mrc.org/articles/jesus-and-muhammad-nyt-hypocrisy-challenging-disturbing-images <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times berates the Smithsonian for pulling a video offensive to some Christians: &quot;The exhibition is supposed to deal with culturally challenging images. Indeed, some of the most important roles of art and of museums are to challenge, disturb and enlighten.&quot; Unless those &quot;culturally challenging images&quot; are of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, in which case the Times blames those who made the images and refuses to reprint them. </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>A Tuesday editorial, "Bullying and Censorship," spat liberal vituperation against the removal of "A Fire in my Belly," a video clip from a controversial gay art exhibit called "<a href="/bozellcolumns/columns/2010/20101206125230.aspx">Hide/Seek</a>," currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution in D.C.<br /><br />The Times explained:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jesus-and-muhammad-nyt-hypocrisy-challenging-disturbing-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Ants Art DoubleStandards Hide/Seek jesus liberalmediabias MuslimCartoons NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Smithsonian TimesWatch Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:46:00 +0000 admin 7971 at http://www.mrc.org Jesus Depicted in Sex Scenes by Portuguese Playboy http://www.mrc.org/articles/jesus-depicted-sex-scenes-portuguese-playboy <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/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Marking the death of an atheist by depicting Jesus Christ in sex scenes might seem like a non-sequitur. Somehow, it made sense to the Portuguese edition of Playboy magazine.</p> <br /> <p >The magazine features an actor portraying Jesus in at least four pornographic photos, including the cover, where he cradles an apparently dead – and bare-breasted – woman. Another photo depicts Jesus watching a lesbian kiss, while another shows him observing a topless woman reading a book.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/jesus-depicted-sex-scenes-portuguese-playboy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith christian jesus Playboy porn Wed, 07 Jul 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28970 at http://www.mrc.org Jesus, Mohammed, and Comedy Central http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jesus-mohammed-and-comedy-central <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s clear that Mohammed is off limits for comedy - but it&#039;s also crystal clear that Jesus Christ remains the juiciest of targets. </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>From Uppsala, Sweden comes the news that cartoonist Lars Vilks was attacked and head-butted by an angry Muslim at a university lecture. A group of Muslims surrounding him shouted "God is great!" in Arabic as the cartoonist laid on the floor, his glasses broken. Ever since Vilks impolitely drew the prophet Muhammad's head on a dog, he's been a wanted man. Even the American terrorist wannabe nicknamed "Jihad Jane" plotted to kill him. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/jesus-mohammed-and-comedy-central" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BrentBozell ComedyCentral jesus mohammed Sat, 15 May 2010 14:27:00 +0000 admin 4775 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Schultz: 'I Believe Jesus Would Vote Yes for a Public Option' http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-schultz-i-believe-jesus-would-vote-yes-public-option <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/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >What would Jesus do? Well, Ed Schultz thinks he knows – that is on health care reform at least.</p> <br /> <p >Schultz, on his Sept. 2 MSNBC program, “The ED Show” told viewers he believed Jesus would vote for a government public option. That, he said, was to the dismay of some on religious right, or what he used the pejorative “Bible thumpers” to describe.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/msnbcs-schultz-i-believe-jesus-would-vote-yes-public-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith EdSchultz FamilyResearchCouncil healthcare jesus MediaBias MSNBC TonyPerkins Thu, 03 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28568 at http://www.mrc.org Instances of Harry Knox's Bigotry http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/instances-harry-knoxs-bigotry-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On March 17, two weeks before his appointment to the advisory council, Knox published a statement on the Human Rights Campaign Web site in reaction to Pope Benedict XVI&#039;s remarks concerning condoms and AIDS in Africa. </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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; TEXT-INDENT: -0.25in; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">· On March 17, two weeks before his appointment to the advisory council, Knox published a statement on the Human Rights Campaign Web site in reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks concerning condoms and AIDS in Africa. The statement partly reads: <b>"The Pope's statement that condoms don't help control the spread of HIV, but rather condoms increase infection rates, is hurting people in the name of Jesus.</b></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/press-releases/instances-harry-knoxs-bigotry-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases News Analysis Division HarryKnox jesus PopeBenedictXVI Wed, 13 May 2009 20:04:42 +0000 admin 3301 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 Culture and Media Institute 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 Hookers for Jesus: ABC Presents Respectful Picture of Reformed Vegas Prostitutes http://www.mrc.org/articles/hookers-jesus-abc-presents-respectful-picture-reformed-vegas-prostitutes <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 >In a respectful and compassionate manner, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Nightline's</i> March 12 broadcast of the “Faith Matters” series brought to light a group of reformed prostitutes who have turned to religion and who are helping other women leave the destructive life of a Vegas prostitute.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/hookers-jesus-abc-presents-respectful-picture-reformed-vegas-prostitutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith abc jesus LasVegas NealKarlinsky Nightline Prostitutes Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28744 at http://www.mrc.org