In a three-day period, there was a remarkable shakeup in the world of secular media. What are we to make of it?
First, on February 10th, respected anchorman Brian Williams was suspended by NBC after he was caught in several embarrassing lies.
Second, also on February 10th, influential Comedy Channel "news" anchor Jon Stewart announced his resignation on his daily TV show, completely unexpectedly. more >>
This gem from John Nolte came across my Twitter feed the other day: "Met Brian Williams once in DC. Starting to wonder about that story he told me about saving all those hostages at Nakotami Plaza. Barefoot."
Brian Williams is a liar. I don't mean that as an insult. He seems nice. I feel sorry for the poor sap. People who lie are called liars. Once you're caught in a lie, or multiple lies as the case may be, your credibility is shot. You're now open to ridicule and scorn. You can, and should apologize, as Williams has done, but earning back the trust of those you have lied to takes time and is often never achieved. Actions have consequences. Forgiveness? Sure. Trust? Maybe, maybe not.
Like most in the media, Williams is also a hardcore liberal. While not all liberals are liars, lying is endemic to hardcore liberalism. It is a natural byproduct of moral relativism, the worldview from which liberalism derives. more >>
In response to the cinematic debut of the "50 Shades of Grey" movie, one Virginia pastor will look to respond via a sermon series meant to address various matters regarding sexual ethics, including pornography and gay marriage.
Rick McDaniel, pastor of Richmond Community Church, will be preaching a sermon series starting on Sunday meant to add a Christian moral perspective on controversial topics pertaining to sexual behavior. Known as the "5 Shades of Grey," the series will include issues like pornography, divorce, gay marriage, cohabitation, and adultery.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McDaniel explained that "God just sort of dropped an idea in my head" to do the series in response to the popularity of "50 Shades of Grey." more >>
A program aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation recently held a discussion as to whether or not major religious figures like Jesus Christ and the Buddha were from other planets.
In a religion-focused series titled "The Big Questions", host Nicky Campbell oversaw a discussion asking the query, "Have beings from other planets guided our religions?"
In a feature titled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the Black Church," Al Jazeera questions why the black church isn't playing a central role in the movement for "LGBT rights," as the institution did in the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
"In African-American churches — long known as the heart and soul of the black community — sexuality remains one of the most controversial issues," reads the introduction to the "America Tonight" piece by reporter Tonya Mosley on Al Jazeera's website.
Mosley is described as going "deep inside the black church to understand the source of the resistance to LGBT acceptance" and to hear "the experiences of those who've had their sexuality 'converted' through prayer." more >>
The head of the one billion-member Roman Catholic Church will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress later this year.
For the first time in history, a pope will come before both houses of Congress and give an address to the legislative body.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, released a statement Thursday about Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. and the historic speech. more >>