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Would you like to see an Eastern Orthodox figure next to Father Morris on Fox News?
1/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

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.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: catholic; fathermorris; foxnews; foxnews4catholics; jonathanmorris

1 posted on 01/15/2014 1:18:20 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Maybe as it gets closer to the winter olympic games?


2 posted on 01/15/2014 1:23:40 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

As a Southern Baptist, I want one of us too, and not the the Huckadoodle


3 posted on 01/15/2014 1:23:52 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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?


4 posted on 01/15/2014 1:26:34 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sybeck1

>>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.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 1:28:37 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; cripplecreek

Ain’t never gonna happen but I recommend Matt Harrison of the LCMS. He would be atreasure-trove of post-reformation info.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 1:30:04 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

FOX is going waaaaay over the top on this counterbalance crap.
They must have hired a program director from MSNBC.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 1:31:26 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Drop a mic on the floor and let everyone fight for it.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 1:33:44 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Bryanw92; All

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...


9 posted on 01/15/2014 1:35:46 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: CMailBag; All

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?


10 posted on 01/15/2014 1:38:45 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

And don’t forget Calypso Louie for the Black Muslim segment!


11 posted on 01/15/2014 1:39:01 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation; All

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...

Try again..


12 posted on 01/15/2014 1:43:26 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The mic has RC sticky glue on it, so that’s not gonna happen...


13 posted on 01/15/2014 1:45:06 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

>>There are far more Protestants in the U.S. than RC’s, 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).


14 posted on 01/15/2014 1:45:51 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Doesn’t the Huckster have his own hour long show on Fox? Maybe I should be demanding they show Bishop Sheen re-runs...


15 posted on 01/15/2014 1:47:23 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Bryanw92

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.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 1:50:17 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 1:51:21 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: nascarnation

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?


18 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:33 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Jewbacca

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.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 1:54:39 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

>>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?


20 posted on 01/15/2014 1:57:17 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

You can’t get more Laissez-faire than that.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:59 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 2:05:16 PM PST by marron
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 2:13:29 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Bryanw92

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.

Just saying.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 2:14:33 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

is she really hot and has great legs? then sure...


25 posted on 01/15/2014 2:16:50 PM PST by isom35
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Sure! Eastern Orthodox priests were really cool hats!


26 posted on 01/15/2014 2:19:59 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
FOX could cut that, uhm... RC sticky glue mic... off and use another one.

FOX can afford more than one mic.

27 posted on 01/15/2014 2:31:15 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m pretty sure Fox is terrified of the repercussions. The order of Albino Monk Assassins might just kill everyone in the building.

Obviously.

Freegards


28 posted on 01/15/2014 2:43:03 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed
Duck Commander
29 posted on 01/15/2014 2:49:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Bryanw92

“I’m a Methodist...”

I salute your bravery for admitting that publicly around here :)


30 posted on 01/15/2014 3:14:07 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

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.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 3:57:35 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: isom35

“”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..


32 posted on 01/15/2014 3:59:51 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He seems to be doing fine.


33 posted on 01/15/2014 4:06:04 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“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?


34 posted on 01/15/2014 4:10:14 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

There are 65000 Protestant sects in USA How are you Gonna Rotate them all in?


35 posted on 01/15/2014 5:01:47 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How about a Coptic Orthodox priest too! Or a Hindu Holy Man, or a Buddhist Monk???


36 posted on 01/15/2014 5:18:20 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Boogieman

>>“I’m 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).


37 posted on 01/15/2014 5:43:14 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

“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 :)


38 posted on 01/15/2014 6:00:14 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Bryanw92

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.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 8:23:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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...


40 posted on 01/16/2014 6:44:08 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Tax-chick

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.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 6:45:41 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: vladimir998

Obfuscation does not suit you...


42 posted on 01/16/2014 6:46:25 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: trisham

He probably wouldn’t mind some help.

Surely he would love to hear regular input from an eastern orthodox leader.


43 posted on 01/16/2014 6:47:13 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: philly-d-kidder; All
So, since we cannot possibly rotate them all in, we must therefore leave things the way they are.

So sayeth the one who advocates things perpetually remaining the way they are.

Go peddle that fallacy elsewhere...

44 posted on 01/16/2014 6:49:49 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Fr.Tom Hopko or Fr. Steven Freeman or Archimandrite Kallistos Ware.


45 posted on 01/16/2014 6:50:52 AM PST by bad company (There are no illegal guns, just undocumented firearms.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; All

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!


46 posted on 01/16/2014 6:51:09 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Sarcasm FAIL.


47 posted on 01/16/2014 6:55:10 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Father John Whiteford or Father John Peck would do a great job.


48 posted on 01/16/2014 7:07:22 AM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Tax-chick

You should know.

Tax Chick, thy name is FAIL. :)


49 posted on 01/16/2014 8:53:35 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“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?


50 posted on 01/16/2014 11:01:03 AM PST by vladimir998
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