Skip to comments.Would you like to see an Eastern Orthodox figure next to Father Morris on Fox News?
Posted on 01/15/2014 1:18:20 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
Father Jonathan Morris seems to be a regular on News pertaining to religious/spiritual matters.
Given that, the other side of the coin should appropriately be someone of similar office and title (equivalent to) Father Morris, and one which would be of GREAT APPEAL (Caps for emphasis only) in Eastern Europe.
In summation, having someone that was Eastern Orthodox would be a counterbalance, would give another viewpoint and increase the viewing audience.
Maybe as it gets closer to the winter olympic games?
As a Southern Baptist, I want one of us too, and not the the Huckadoodle
I’m a Protestant and I’ve been reading Father Jonathan for years (back when he a regular column) and whenever he comes on Fox News, I always stop and listen because he is so ecumenical in what he says. He usually stays away from RCC doctrine and just sticks to what Jesus would say.
I don’t think that he needs to be balanced with a panel. Where would it stop? If they added an Eastern Orthodox priest, then you’d need a Protestant. If you add a Protestant, what kind? Baptist? Episcopal/Methodist? One Calvinist and one Arminian? Non-denom? Then, do you add a Mormon? A Jew?
>>As a Southern Baptist, I want one of us too, and not the the Huckadoodle
This is why turning Father Jonathan’s segment into a panel would be a huge failure. A Southern Baptist won’t even accept a certain SBC pastor. We’d wind up with 500 people on the stage! LOL.
Ain’t never gonna happen but I recommend Matt Harrison of the LCMS. He would be atreasure-trove of post-reformation info.
FOX is going waaaaay over the top on this counterbalance crap.
They must have hired a program director from MSNBC.
Drop a mic on the floor and let everyone fight for it.
An Eastern Orthodox individual could be just as ecumenical.
And the panel thing is a red herring...
There are far more Protestants in the U.S. than RC’s, so why have Father Morris?
If it is about ratings, then an Eastern Orthodox person would be ideal.
And, Fox News could have the Protestant figure on sometimes, sometimes Father Morris, and so on - then there would be a plethora of ecumenical thought...
So drop Father Morris?
Joel Osteen and Rick Warren appear sometimes, but there is NO counterbalancing going on at Fox News.
RC gets the lionshare.
Is that right?
And don’t forget Calypso Louie for the Black Muslim segment!
So you want Roman Catholics to hog the ball on Fox News and youyou use that post to bolster it?
RC’s are hogging the ball and you know this...
The mic has RC sticky glue on it, so that’s not gonna happen...
>>There are far more Protestants in the U.S. than RCs, so why have Father Morris?
I’m only speaking for me, but I like Father Jonathan. To be honest, if he does say something I don’t like, I can dismiss him as “one of those darned Catholics”.
I’m a Methodist and as much as I’d like to see someone with a Wesleyan theology up there, I’d be worried that they’d get some leftist, “reconciling” Methodist spewing his Progressive garbage and calling it the “intention” of Christ.
I’d like to see a weekly or even daily show on FNC devoted to Christianity and the Christian perspective on current events. If it’s only about ratings, that would be a gold mine. Then, we could have an ecumenical panel (along with the requisite FNC hot blonde news-babe).
Doesn’t the Huckster have his own hour long show on Fox? Maybe I should be demanding they show Bishop Sheen re-runs...
I would like to see two at a time. Sometimes a Protestant (be it Baptist, Charismatic, Lutheran,etc) next to a Catholic. Then sometimes a RC and an EO and so on.
Father Morris, Joel Osteen, Warren... old and worn-out format. Boring.
I read “orthodox” and got excited.
That said, having a non-liberal Jewish religious figure with a public forum probably wouldn’t be a bad thing.
But when a religious topic comes up in the hours before Huck comes on, it seems as if Morris is the go-to guy. No one else to put on there?
The liberal Jews seem to have been snatched up by MSDNC.
I wouldn’t have any problem with a non-liberal Jewish figure on Fox News.
>>Father Morris, Joel Osteen, Warren... old and worn-out format. Boring.
When I see Osteen or Warren, I turn down the sound.
Father Jonathan is a regular contributor, so I’m sure he’s under some kind of contract. If they were to add a Protestant as a regular contributor, who would they choose? Probably Warren and he’d become the “voice of the Protestants” on Fox News.
I wouldn’t mind hearing what an EO has to say. I don’t know much about them, so it would be informative. Would it be all that different from what Fr Jonathan says on the types of topics that he covers?
You can’t get more Laissez-faire than that.
I don’t want them picking anyone just to fill a “protestant” slot.
Just pick someone with something cogent to say. If that’s Morris, then fine.
How can there be Laissez-faire when there is no chance for a free for all in the first place.
You like the sticky glue being there, thus ending any chance of Laissez-faire in this matter.
What you say may be true that Father Morris sounds so ecumenical and he usually stays away from RC doctrine.
It may be that Father Morris doesn’t know all that much of RC doctrine, that is, if he should be of the modernist persuasion that rather ran amuck after Vatican II, here in the West. The Eastern Orthodox are more immovable, so you might not care for that kind of intransigence of faith and ancient practice.
is she really hot and has great legs? then sure...
Sure! Eastern Orthodox priests were really cool hats!
FOX can afford more than one mic.
I’m pretty sure Fox is terrified of the repercussions. The order of Albino Monk Assassins might just kill everyone in the building.
“Im a Methodist...”
I salute your bravery for admitting that publicly around here :)
How about Ethiopian Orthodox, with gold-encrusted velvet vestments and a big fringed umbrella. We have them here in Charlotte; also Eritrean Roman Catholics, fwiw.
“”is she really hot and has great legs? then sure””
That’s your choice - mine would be to see more of Father Morris. I can say that, can’t I? He’s a great looking guy; an opinion of an old grandmother..
He seems to be doing fine.
“Would you like to see an Eastern Orthodox figure next to Father Morris on Fox News?”
Chalcedonian or non-Chalcedonian?
In communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch or not in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch?
Old Calendarist or new calendarist?
Pro-ecumenism or anti-ecumenism?
Ethnophyletist or non-Ethnophyletist?
There are 65000 Protestant sects in USA How are you Gonna Rotate them all in?
How about a Coptic Orthodox priest too! Or a Hindu Holy Man, or a Buddhist Monk???
>>Im a Methodist...
>>I salute your bravery for admitting that publicly around here :)
I know. Most FReepers think that we all hold homosexual orgies on Sunday morning as a sacrament.
For the record, I’m a “Renewal” Methodist and not a “Reconciling” Methodist (they’re the ones that would hold the homosexual orgies, if we weren’t there to stop them).
“Most FReepers think that we all hold homosexual orgies on Sunday morning as a sacrament.”
I tagged along to one of those Methodist summer retreats as a kid, because my best friend’s dad was the local Pastor. So, I know all the orgies are on Saturday night :)
The two largest denominations in America are Catholic, and Southern Baptist. Catholics vote democrat, Southern Baptists vote GOP by about 80%.
It would be nice for the conservative voting Evangelicals to have a voice somewhere.
You bet they can afford more than one mic. Thus, at times Morris can deal with spiritual/cultural issues, and other faith leaders can speak out at other times on Fox News. There could easily be many of them, each speaking in their turn...
Cute... That really contributed alot to this thread, and really helps to expand things beyond Father Morris to having many other religious leaders speak from time to time regularly on Fox.
Obfuscation does not suit you...
He probably wouldn’t mind some help.
Surely he would love to hear regular input from an eastern orthodox leader.
So sayeth the one who advocates things perpetually remaining the way they are.
Go peddle that fallacy elsewhere...
Fr.Tom Hopko or Fr. Steven Freeman or Archimandrite Kallistos Ware.
So says the one who thinks it cute to comment as such, and thus keep things the way they are.
Nope...we must shake things up!
Father John Whiteford or Father John Peck would do a great job.
You should know.
Tax Chick, thy name is FAIL. :)
“Obfuscation does not suit you...”
That’s why I never do it. The questions I asked are serious questions. Ask the Orthodox themselves. Do you think a new calendarist would want an Old Calendarist representing Orthodoxy on TV?