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IRS Documents Show Media Matters Established To Specifically Target Christianity…
The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2012 | Vince Coglianese

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by SumProVita

When David Brock applied for tax-exempt status for Media Matters for America, he told the IRS exactly who his group would be fighting against: businesses, wealthy Americans and conservative Christians.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; media; persecution; religion
Why does Christianity scare these "adults" so much?
1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:42:37 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. - John 15:18

2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:53 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: SumProVita

Admin: The title is incorrect. It should be: Media Matters’ targets revealed: business, wealth, Christianity


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:47:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
Why does Christianity scare these "adults" so much?

Because Christianity requires you to look deeply at yourself which can be very scary, but Christ is our hope. They do not want to be reminded, like us all, they are sinners and are in need of a Savior.

They say "Non serviam!"

4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:56:36 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: SumProVita

Now why would a homosexual like David Brock want to attack Christianity?

5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SumProVita

Imagine that.

Which of us is surprised?

6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SumProVita

Brock is a sodomite. That’s why.

7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SumProVita

Date: 4/17/2012 9:55:55 AM

1308 19th Street NW
Washington, DC

Phone :202-822-9193

Assets: $48,011,069 (2009)
Grants Awarded: $1,872,793 (2009)

The Arca Foundation was established in 1952 as the Nancy Reynolds Bagley Foundation by Nancy Susan Reynolds, whose father founded the R. J. Reynolds tobacco company. In 1968, the Foundation changed its name to Arca (Italian for “ark” - to evoke an image of “something that affords protection and safety”). It was around this time that Arca, like many other U.S. foundations, took a decidedly left turn, beginning to earmark grants for radical environmentalism. In the 1980s, funding for pro-Cuba, pro-Sandinista, and anti-corporate groups emerged as additional priorities.

In recent times, the Arca Foundation website has featured high praise for such leftist icons as Michael Moore and Howard Dean, and the website. A staunch opponent of capital punishment, the Foundation lauds the success of one of its grantees, the Illinois Death Penalty Education Project, in persuading Illinois Governor George Ryan in 2000 to declare a moratorium on executions in his state, thereby sparing the lives of some 167 death-row inmates. Today the Arca Foundation identifies its main fields of interest as “international affairs, foreign policy, international human rights, public policy (particularly campaign-finance reform), and research.” The Foundation also advocates increased funding for public schools, tax hikes for higher income earners, the implementation of a government-run health care system, and the redistribution of wealth.

Members of the Bagley family remain prominent in the Foundation’s leadership to this day. Smith Bagley (the son of Nancy Reynolds Bagley) is the current President. Nancy Bagley, his daughter and Foundation Vice President, was also on the advance staff for the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign of 1992, and thereafter worked on the health-care initiative in the early Clinton White House.

With her inherited wealth, Nancy Bagley (along with her husband Henry) purchased a 600-acre estate on St. Simons Island, Georgia and dubbed it Musgrove. Today this property is used as a retreat for what the Arca Foundation calls “policy-makers, influential thinkers and progressive activists from around the world.” President Jimmy Carter held his first pre-inaugural Cabinet meeting in the seclusion of Musgrove.

A notable Arca Foundation board member is Margery Tabankin of Tabankin Associates, who also sits on the board of the (Barbra) Streisand Foundation and heads Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation. Ms. Tabankin is the former director of the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee and was director of VISTA under the Carter Administration. Executive director Donna Edwards is the only paid member of the Arca Foundation board; she earned $112,542 in 2002.

The Arca Foundation is a member organization of both the Peace and Security Funders Group and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG); the latter is a network of more than six-dozen grantmakers dedicated to funding leftist groups and causes.

Among the many leftist organizations funded by the Arca Foundation are: the Tides Foundation; the Tides Center; Public Citizen; U.S. Public Interest Reseach Group; Earth Island Institute; the Project on Government Oversight; Global Exchange; the New America Foundation; the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN); the American Civil Liberties Union; Alliance for Justice; the Center for Economic and Policy Research; the Gamaliel Foundation; the National Security Archive Fund; Pax Christi USA; the William J. Brennan Center for Justice; Human Rights First; Democracy Now Productions; Independent Media Institute; Women’s Action for New Directions; the NAACP; Veterans for Peace; Media Matters for America; The Nation Institute; Earth Day Network; Partners for Peace; the Mexico Solidarity Network; the Economic Policy Institute; the Alliance for Global Justice; the Ocean Conservancy; the International Forum on Globalization; the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice; the Center for Health, Environment and Justice; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; People for the American Way; Common Cause; the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the Center for Marine Conservation; the Illinois Death Penalty Education Project; Citizen Action; Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project; EcoLogic; the Institute for Policy Studies; the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP); the Worker Rights Consortium; the Fund for Constitutional Government; the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; the National Network of Grantmakers (NNG); the Council on Foundations; the Funders Committee for Civic Participation; the Center for Defense Information (pro-Cuba); Planned Parenthood; the Center for International Policy (pro-Cuba); USAction Education Fund; the Fund for Peace; the Fair Trial Initiative; the National Voting Rights Institute; the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy; the Proteus Fund; the Public Justice Foundation; Quixote Center Incorporated; the Institute for Media Analysis; Cuban Committee for Democracy; the Institute for America’s Future; the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice; the Center for Public Integrity; the Center for Community Change; the Youth Vote Coalition; the American Institute for Social Justice; the International Council of Women World Leaders; the Center for the Study of Public Policy; Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc.; Environmental Media Services; Vital Voices Global Partnership; the People of Faith Network; the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF); the Center for Labor Research and Training; the Lexington Institute (pro-Cuba); the Latin American Working Group Education Fund; the National Labor Committee Education Fund in Support of Human and Worker Rights; TransAfrica Forum; Search for Common Ground; the Ruckus Society; and the Neighborhood Funders Group.

8 posted on 04/17/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SumProVita

Arca Foundation Staff
Anna Lefer Kuhn, Executive Director

Anna Lefer Kuhn is the Executive Director of the Arca Foundation, which works to advance social justice and human rights in the US and abroad. During Anna’s tenure, Arca has turned its attention toward the economic crisis, promoting the engagement of citizens in Wall Street accountability as a means to advance a more equitable economy and just democracy. Prior to Arca, Anna was a Program Officer at the Open Society Foundation, where she conceived of and led a multi-year initiative that helped to build a movement of diverse, progressive youth activists leading change on social justice issues. In addition, Anna coordinated OSF’s Youth Media Program, a $12 million initiative that provided low-income youth with the communication skills to engage in the public debate on critical issues.

Anna has served on boards of a number of organizations, including the White House Project, the Urban Justice Center and the League of Young Voters; and is chair of the advisory board of the Youth Engagement Fund, a project she launched with the Democracy Alliance in 2008. Anna is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and was a member of the 2004-2005 class of Coro Leadership New York.

Anna lives in Washington DC with her husband Jonathan, an architect and contractor, and their two-year old twins, Abraham and Scarlett.

Smith Bagley

9 posted on 04/17/2012 8:07:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SumProVita

I appreciate Daily Caller’s bringing this to attention. Media Matters is definitely part of the growing anti-Christian network.

HOWEVER... destroys Daily Caller’s credibility on the subject of upholding Christianity, when their banner at the top of the page proclaims the “Featured Article”:

“Kim Kardashian is Definitely Banging Kanye West Now”, complete with a photo of KK sunning herself in a flesh-colored bikini.

Can we say “hypocritical”?

Just saying.

10 posted on 04/17/2012 8:08:03 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Dr. Thorne

Nothing new. Norman Lear formed a non-profit to target us 35 years ago.

11 posted on 04/17/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SumProVita

And ACLU. Maybe because it opposes perverted behavior?

12 posted on 04/17/2012 8:15:48 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: SumProVita
The following is from the article (get your bucket ready!):

The American media are dominated by conservatism and should be called out for that bias, Media Matters claimed in its tax-exempt application.

“The domination of media’s coverage of news by a single ideology betrays the public trust and weakens our democracy,” the group wrote. “MMA has been established to identify occurrences of excessive bias in the American media, educate the public as to their existence, and work with members of the media to reduce them in order to ensure that the public receives news coverage and information that is not only accurate but free from domination by a particular world view.”

These guys wouldn't know bias even if it snuck up on them from behind and gave them a swift kick in the ass.

MMfA is the incarnation of Orwellian thought.

13 posted on 04/17/2012 8:19:39 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: SumProVita

They will meet face to face and explain their actions. One by one them and God. I would be to say the least, concerned.

14 posted on 04/17/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: SumProVita; All
Perhaps an answer to the question: "Why does Christianity 'scare' . . . ?" may lie in the degree to which the foundtion ideas upon which America's Declaration of Independence were laid and from which the concept of Creator-endowed individual liberty and the Source from which that liberty is derived.

Perhaps the so-called "progressive" enemies of freedom understand better than those who fancy themselves as "conservatives" that in order to reverse the Founders' ideas of "People over government," and institute "government over People," they must first marginalize and destroy the ideas from which liberty is derived.

The writings of America's Founders are replete with references which rebuke would-be tyrants and cite a Higher Source for life, liberty and rights. Early histories confirm those facts.

As so-called "progressives" have led a movement in forsaking the Founders' "reliance on Divine Providence," and belief that individuals are "endowed by their Creator," they also have forsaken the principles underlying America's Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and are systematically dismantling the greatest protections for liberty ever established for a people.

"Ideas have consequences"(Weaver).

The ideas of 1776 came out of a set of ideas consistent with liberty.

We tend to forget, or have never considered, that other world views existed then, as now.

Unless today's citizens rediscover the ideas of liberty existing in what Jefferson called "the American mind" of 1776, we risk going back to the "Old World" ideas which preceded the "Miracle of America."

There are those who call themselves "progressives," when, in fact, their ideas are regressive and enslaving, and as old as the history of civilization.

Would suggest to any who wish an authentic history of the ideas underlying American's founding a visit to this web site, at which Richard Frothingham's outstanding 1872 "History of the Rise of the Republic of the United States" can be read on line.

This 600+-page history traces the ideas which gave birth to the American founding. Throughout, Richard Frothingham, the historian, develops the idea that it is "the Christian idea of man" which allowed the philosophy underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to become a reality--an idea which recognizes the individual and the Source of his/her "Creator"-endowed life, liberty and law.

Is there any wonder that the enemies of freedom, the so-called "progressives," do not promote such authentic histories of America? Their philosophy puts something called "the state," or "global interests" as being superior to individuals and requires a political elitist group to decide what role individuals are to play.

In other words, they must turn the Founders' ideas upside-down in order to achieve a common mediocrity for individuals and power for themselves.

15 posted on 04/17/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice


16 posted on 04/17/2012 8:49:37 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I agree. My faith should be strong enough to withstand any and all attacks. Bring ‘em on!

17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: SumProVita

First paragraph should have read:

Perhaps an answer to the question: "Why does Christianity 'scare' . . . ?" may lie in the degree to which the foundtion ideas upon which America's Declaration of Independence were laid and from which the concept of Creator-endowed individual liberty and the Source from which that liberty is derived have been removed from "the American mind" (Jefferson)

18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: kcvl


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SumProVita

Mr. Soros is such a slimey globalist character. Now why would this fascist predator feel the need to weaken the influence and voices of Christians in the US?

20 posted on 04/17/2012 9:09:35 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

” Now why would this fascist predator feel the need to weaken the influence and voices of Christians in the US?”

Some questions answer themselves....”fascist predator”

21 posted on 04/17/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SumProVita

Liberals fear so much ... they’re even afraid of talk about morals, values, or God... All scary stuff to them.

22 posted on 04/17/2012 9:55:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Eccl 10:2

But that’s different.

23 posted on 04/17/2012 10:03:25 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. The current administration is also anti-Christian.

24 posted on 04/17/2012 11:53:51 AM PDT by zot
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To: SumProVita

Wow, when David Brock finally went ‘over’, he went all the way!

25 posted on 04/18/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by SuziQ
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