If you’re a “white evangelical Christian,” you might want to check your back for a bullseye -- or maybe just a “Kick Me!” sign. Everybody’s looking for someone or something to blame for our current crisis, and for the progressives of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other elite newsrooms, you’re it. (Shhh, don’t mention the Chinese government, you racist!)
In a time when many Christians are going out of their way to ease the suffering of those who have contracted Chinese Virus, lefties are going out of their way to trash them because of their beliefs. On Wednesday radical progressives smeared Rev. Franklin Graham and his charity’s makeshift coronavirus clinics because the Christian and son of Billy Graham disagrees with homosexual marriage. Yeah how’s that for unifying in times of crisis?
In a gut-wrenching interview during Tuesday’s Cuomo Prime Time, ICU nurse Carley Rice shared with CNN host Chris Cuomo (who tested positive for the coronavirus) how, despite seeing a career’s worth of deaths in just a few days, her faith gave her the strength to carry on and that “this is what God wants me to do.”
On FX’s Breeders, Paul (Martin Freeman) and Ally (Daisy Haggard) are no fans of God or religion. Yet while Ally prepares to scatter her dead father’s ashes, she still goes into an empty church, even though Paul acknowledges to her friend, Darren (Patrick Baladi) that she “hates God.” Ally demonstrates just how much contempt she has for places of worship, and her family, when she curses them out for interrupting her moment alone:
Yes, what bizarre times we’re living in, NewsBusters readers. One new example arose during Monday morning’s MSNBC Live when 11:00 a.m. Eastern host Craig Melvin ended a segment with Dallas, Texas-area pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes by having him lead viewers in prayer to “our Father and our God” and Jesus Christ for peace and safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday's AM Joy show, MSNBC host Joy Reid gave frequent guest Frank Schaeffer a forum to rant against conservative Christians for supporting President Donald Trump during the pandemic. The longtime liberal activist who often bashes the Christian right slammed President Trump as a "moronic monster" and a "pro-death" President. He also went on to declare that conservative Christians are "in love with the gospel of hatred" because they did not stop supporting the NRA in the aftermath of church shootings.
Here’s something you don’t see too often: a network news anchor quoting Scripture and citing her faith as something that she leans on during times of crisis. Check out the full post to read and see the full video as Univision’s María Antonieta Collins as she discussed faith and alcohol wipes with Jorge Ramos during the network’s 3:00 p.m. coronavirus newscast.
Some years ago, I wrote a book titled "The Things That Matter Most." It was a critique of the continuing impact the '60s generation has had on the country. The coronavirus pandemic, too, offers us an opportunity to consider what matters most in our nation and individual lives. We are told to stay indoors, not travel, avoid restaurants and bars and crowds of more than 10 people. Many have been ordered to work from home. Some are being laid off or have had their hours reduced. Entertainment seems limited to the few things worth watching on TV.
It is nothing new for Fox’s The Simpsons to mock Christians, but it happened once again in the March 15 episode titled “Better Off Ned.” Bart Simpson found himself in trouble and facing suspension from school over a prank gone bad, so he used a fake hand grenade during a school performance to cause a commotion.
We’ve finally reached the end. Starting next week, HBO’s The New Pope will no longer crowd our screens with endless religious smears. Sadly, there’s still the finale to contend with, and the series wasn’t going down without one last blow to Christianity. The show depicting the behavior of the Vatican boldly declares the threat of Catholic fundamentalism.
In a touching and heartfelt video posted on social media Wednesday, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek celebrated his one-year survival anniversary in his battle with stage-four pancreatic cancer. According to Trebek, what got him through the hard times was the understanding that giving up would be a betrayal to his wife, his “faith in God,” and those praying for him. Unfortunately, ABC’s World News Tonight didn’t appreciate those last two and cut off the soundbite before Trebek got there.
On Saturday night, as MSNBC host Ali Velshi hosted his network's live special coverage of the South Carolina Democratic Primary results, he held a discussion and worry fest over the Donald Trump administration's handling of the Coronavirus issue. The liberal host not only mocked Vice President Mike Pence's religious belief in prayer -- which he referred to as "pray the gay away" -- as Velshi blamed him for more HIV infections in Indiana, but he also brought up President Trump's opposition to gun control as a reason not to trust him to deal with an epidemic.