Pastor Rick Warren asked the masses via online for $900,000 to erase his church’s debt and much to his surprise, received a whopping $2.4 million. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Media Outrage on January 4, 2010
Posted by Media Outrage on October 17, 2008
Completely bash another person’s religious beliefs? We pose this question to M.O. readers because, since Barack Obama decided to run for President of the United States, he has been attacked with all kinds of malicious weapons. There is one dart in particular that we really want to discuss. Many Barack dissidents have spread the false notion that he is an Arab and of the Muslim faith. The mere thought of that accusation being true just turns certain people’s stomachs. We want to know why? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Media Outrage on April 21, 2008
Yes you read the title correctly. Apparently a massive brawl broke out at the tomb of Jesus. SMH uncontrollably.
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Posted by Media Outrage on March 31, 2008
In this video the commentator says he believes Oprah is leading millions astray with the recent teachings on conscious awakening. Watch for yourself and give us your feedback. We found this video over at SandraRose.
Posted by Media Outrage on March 31, 2008
We knew it was only a matter of time before certain people started condemning the Queen of all media to the fiery flames, for her plugs of books like ‘The Secret’ and other teachings that many Christians consider misleading doctrine. Christian author James A. Smith Sr. says Oprah is leading millions astray. Here’s what dude had to say….
In America’s celebrity-driven culture, perhaps the most harmful “Pied Piper” of heresies leading millions astray is Oprah Winfrey. Her adoption of anti-biblical doctrine is on display every day this year through her satellite radio network channel “Oprah & Friends.” It’s time for Christians to “just say no” to the big “O.”… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Media Outrage on January 23, 2008
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama confronted the false rumors claiming he is a Muslim that were spread via the internet. He says the rumors by internet were part of a “systematic political strategy”.
“I think it ‘s very important for people not to buy into the kinds of dirty tricks that we’ve become so accustomed to in our politics, and people need to understand I’m not and never have been of the Muslim faith.“
In e-mail messages that have been circulating as long as Obama has been a presidential candidate, the Illinois senator is said be a Muslim who refuses to recite the pledge of allegiance, and one who “joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background.” In fact, Obama has never been a Muslim.
“I think that those who are of the Muslim faith are deserving of respect and dignity, but to try and feed into this fear-mongering and try to question my faith commitments and my belief in Jesus Christ, I think is offensive,” Obama also said. “And I want to make sure that people are absolutely clear about what’s going on with this, and if they get another one of these e-mails that they’re deleting it and letting their friends know that it’s nonsense.”
Obama did not hypothesize who was behind the e-mails, but noted, “somehow they appear magically wherever the next primary or caucus is.”
Mediaoutrage- This is definitely another flagrant dirty tactic by probably Hillary Clinton’s campaign to undermine Barack Obama’s support. But here is the thing, if I was a Muslim I would be insulted by the fact that whoever (Possibly the Clinton Campaign) is emailing these false rumors is also disrespecting an entire faith by insinuating that being of the Muslim automatically discredits and disqualifies your ability to lead this country. It seems that 9/11 created this distorted perception of the Muslim faith. You have extremist in all religions even Christianity just remember that. A bad apple is a bad apple. Never forget that white slave traders enslaved an entire race of people and attempted to use Christianity to justify it.
Posted by Media Outrage on December 17, 2007
Barack Obama cleared up all of the false rumors circulating the internet about him supposedly being a Muslim, they’re not true.
Obama did not address the rumors, but described how he joined Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago two decades ago while working as a community organizer.
“What I found during the course of this work was, one, that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they come together and find common ground,” he told the congregation. “The other thing I discovered was that values of honesty, hard work, empathy, compassion were values that were spoken about in church …. I realized that Scripture and the words of God fit into the values I was raised in.”
Obama regularly attends church while on the campaign trail, but seldom with reporters watching. He is known to invoke religious references in his speeches and has said he has a “personal relationship” with Jesus Christ. He often has said that religion has a place in public life and that faith and politics are not exclusively the domain of conservatives.
During this holiday season and during this political season I’m continually reminded that the values that I learned at Trinity and as part of the UCC community are values that can’t just stay in church but have to be applied outside of church,” he said.
Obama staffers and volunteers say they periodically encounter voters who say they cannot support Obama because they’ve heard he is Muslim, a claim that has been making its way through Internet sites and blogs since he announced his candidacy for president.
The issue gained prominence earlier this month when‘s campaign forced the resignation of two volunteer coordinators who had forwarded e-mails that falsely tried to tie him to Islamic jihadists.
At a later stop in, he was asked whether he would convene a council of spiritual and ethics advisers to guide him as president.
“It is important for me to have people that I trust, that I can talk to,” he replied. “Obviously, part of that is my religious life, my spiritual life as a Christian, a member of the. Part of that is being surrounded by people who are not a bunch of yes men.”
Posted by Media Outrage on December 6, 2007
The Rev. Creflo Dollar of College Park’s World Changers Church International refused to cooperate in a U.S. senator’s probe into televangelists’ finances and uses of tax-exempt status.
Dollar’s attorney sent Grassley a letter telling him to get a subpoena or to refer his request for a review to the Internal Revenue Service.
The letter expresses concerns about giving documents to the government, explaining such action could trample on the constitutional rights of people to practice religious beliefs without government interference.
The letter says the six ministries targeted preach the “…’Prosperity Gospel,’ a deeply held religious belief that God’s devout followers and earthly leaders will prosper and be successful in all they do, including in financial matters, as the outward expression of his favor.”
It went on to say, “… we believe that the religious doctrine and practices of a church should not be held out for the world to evaluate as a result of responding to Congressional inquiries.”
Grassley said he is not interested in doctrine. He wants to make sure media ministries are not abusing their tax-exempt status.
He is the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and has probed other nonprofit organizations, uncovering fraud and waste.
He believes he has a right to review records because when non-profits get tax breaks, the general public has to pick up the financial slack.
“I have an obligation to protect the integrity of U.S. tax laws,” Grassley said in a written statement. “If tax-exempt organizations, including media-based ministries, thumb their noses at the laws governing their preferential tax treatment, the American public, their contributors and the Internal Revenue Service have a right to know. Considering tax-exempt media-based ministries today are a billion-dollar industry with minimal transparency, it would be irresponsible not to examine this tax-exempt part of our economy.”
Joyce Meyer took an opposite stance from Dollar. She turned over records Tuesday.
In a written statement, Meyer said the ministry embraces “… this latest opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to transparency with our supporters and our dedication to the continual improvement of our own systems of accountability.”
Posted by Media Outrage on November 12, 2007
In yesterday morning’s service Bishop Eddie Long spoke about Senator Charles Grassley’s request for financial details from 6 mega churches.
Long called the request by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) “unjust,” “intrusive,” and “an attack on our religious freedom and privacy rights,” during a brief address to the congregation during a morning service.
Other than releasing a statement last week, saying he would cooperate with the request, Long had been quiet.
“[Grassley] wants to impose the will of government on our religious rights,” he said.
Many in the emotional and supportive crowd stood and cheered Long several times during his brief statement.
Whitney B. Williams of Marietta, a New Birth member said after the service, “That senator is a clown.”
He resents the financial aspersions the letters could cast on Long.
“Bishop is a good man,” Williams said. “What they are saying is wrong.”
Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007
Who is this Senator that dares to probe into the financial records of America’s biggest mega churches???
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is a no-nonsense Midwesterner who has used frank questions and his position as top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee to embarrass and reform some of the nation’s best-known nonprofits and charities.
Now, TV preachers have drawn his interest.
Two of the ministers are in metro Atlanta: Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia and the Rev. Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International in College Park. The others are the Rev. Benny Hinn, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Texas, David and Joyce Meyer of Missouri and Randy and Paula White of Florida.
Tales of $23,000 commodes, Rolls-Royce cars, private jets, foreign bank accounts and gifts of jewelry to organizations that get millions of dollars in tax breaks got the senator’s attention.
“Jesus came into [Jerusalem] on a simple donkey. What are his disciples doing, flying around in jets?” he quipped to reporters last week.
Among agencies who found themselves in his cross hairs are the American Red Cross, the United Way, The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian Institution. Grassley and the committee combed through records documenting excessive salaries and perks, uncovered dysfunctional boards and business practices, exposed sweetheart deals and demanded more transparency.
This week, he sent letters asking for detailed financial records from the TV ministers by Dec. 6.
Grassley does not have power to subpoena the documents, but the finance committee does.
The committee hasn’t taken that step, but Grassley said he has a close working relationship with the chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.).
“When the secretary of [Health and Human Services] was in front of us and I complained that I wasn’t getting answers to my letters, Baucus said, ‘If you get a letter from Grassley, you can figure it’s a letter from me,‘ ” he said.
Grassley said his interest is not in interfering in religion. He wants to ensure that the tax breaks are not being taken advantage of to enrich TV ministers.
Broadcast religion is a billion-dollar industry that receives little or no oversight by the Internal Revenue Service, he said in a written statement.
“In addition, some ministries refuse to provide donors and other interested parties a detailed accounting of how they spend donations, thereby making it nearly impossible to determine if they are adhering to the tax laws,” Grassley said.
Many nonprofits have to file IRS 990 forms, which are open to the public and give donors a peek into how much money a charity brings in and spends, including top salaries.
Churches do not have to make public reports about finances.
Now Senator your statement about Jesus coming on a simple donkey is ridiculous that was 2000 some years ago. So riding a donkey or a horse back then would be the equivalent of driving a car man…come on lol that’s not even a good example. They didn’t have computers back then either…so are you going to lay that at their charge also? Because most Ministers and people period have websites!!! Like Prophetess JuanitaBynum. Keep doing your thing.