Skip to comments.Analyst concerned CNN documentary may equate 'Christian Right' with Islamic terrorists
Posted on 07/27/2007 6:35:03 AM PDT by knighthawk
A media analyst fears an upcoming CNN special will attempt to create a moral equivalency between all religions. Bob Knight says it appears the network is trying to equate Muslim homicide bombers with evangelical Christians.
Starting August 21, CNN plans to air a three-night, six-hour documentary in prime time called God's Warriors. The special, hosted by chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, will purportedly discuss "the impact of religious fundamentalism as a powerful political force around the world."
CNN says the documentary will feature what it calls "patriot pastors who seek to change American culture through the ballot box," "parents who reject science education in conflict with their religious principles," and Muslim "suicide martyrs who are revered as iconic heroes."
Knight, director of the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute (CMI), says any series that equates "conscience-based resistance to liberal programs" with Islamic extremists is a blatant attempt to equate Christianity with Islam and to say "a pox on both their houses -- they're all bad."
"It looks very much like what the media had been up to all along, which is to push a secular viewpoint and to tar all religious believers with the same brush," says Knight -- and that includes resorting to "vilifying Christians" using any method they are able, he adds.
"They never seem to get around to explaining that the only reason there's a free press in America is because it was founded by Christians who believed in freedom of conscience," says the CMI director. "They instead paint the picture of all religion threatening fundamental civil liberties."
CNN says its God's Warriors series also includes an interview with former President Jimmy Carter about "the political impact of the Christian Right in the United States." Examples of religious fundamentalists in the CNN documentary include the non-violent Christian youth group "Battle Cry." The CNN special also includes interviews with the late Dr. Jerry Falwell and the founder of the Israeli settlement movement.
This is all just the Liberal fundamentalists getting pissy because their religion isn’t getting enough attention.
I’ve been saying since 9/11 that the day would come when the left would associate evangelical Christians with radical Islamic murderers.
Why the sudden concern? CNN and the other leftist media have been doing that since the Moral Majority was founded by Rev. Jerry Falwell. Once their voting power was revealed, they were an obvious target.
What else is new? Heck, that even happens here fairly frequently.
Christiane Amanpour is notorious for her anti-American, anti-Christian bias
Could it be because CNN knows that evangelical Christianity is growing quite fast, think global south.
The Patriot act powers may eventually be used against Christians.
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