RFRAs opportunity for media to gang up on Christians

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

A media watchdog group says the latest flap with Indiana and Arkansas over religious freedom has allowed the media to reveal its true colors.

The Media Research Center says the news coverage went into full activist mode for the pro-homosexual agenda, pressuring both the Hoosier and Natural states to revise their original Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. MRC's Rich Noyes observed that the media joined forces on the issue.

Noyes

"When you get them all working together its quite a dominant force," he tells OneNewsNow. "And [it] shows you why even though lots of people know that there's media bias [and] that the media have an agenda, and [they] try to disregard it in their own lives – when [the media] all get together like this as a pack, it's very hard to ignore ... and they usually get their way."

In one example, MRC cites CBS's "Face the Nation" fill-in host Norah O'Donnell for pressing former Senator Rick Santorum on Sunday over his support for such laws – but conducting what it calls "a softball interview" with Human Rights Campaign spokeswoman Sarah Warbelow (see video below). And CNN, notes MRC, brought on former NBA star Charles Barkley who went into a rant about the bigotry of "religious nuts [who] always hide behind the Bible."

Dan Gainor, also with MRC, gives his take on the media's coverage.

Gainor, Dan (MRC)"This is designed to target Christians because the Left has decided that by targeting Christians, they win," says Gainor. "[And they've decided] that their whole goal now is to depict Christians in America as evil – and the American media aren't just walking in lock-step with them, the American media are grabbing a rainbow flag and leading the charge."

According to MRC analysis, the liberal media devoted four times as much airtime to the coverage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it did on the revelation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wiped her personal e-mail server clean.

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