Bishop T.D. Jakes was saved from a house explosion by a last minute decision. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Media Outrage on June 16, 2009
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 April 4, 2008
A short nice speech made by Dr. King about being proud of being black and the color of your skin.
Posted by Media Outrage on April 4, 2008
April 4th, 1968 one of the greatest human beings to ever walk this earth was assassinated and taken from his family and people. But just as he prophetically said that he might not get to the promise land with us, but that we as a people would get to the promise land. So today we remember a man who walked in love, peace, and brotherhood under the constant threat of death and was an integral part in moving black people from the evil of Jim Crow to the freedom of choices and opportunities that we live in today. We remember Dr. King today.
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 March 12, 2008
Well we can tell you that this ‘Church Soap Opera’ is finally over. Bishop ‘Stomp A N*gga’ Weeks finally admitted up to his crime and his new moniker that he earned here on Mediaoutrage, today in court as he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
Bishop Thomas W. Weeks pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault in the summertime attack on his estranged wife, national evangelist Juanita Bynum.
In Fulton County Superior Court before judge T. Jackson Bedford, Weeks admitted that he grabbed Bynum, threw her down and kicked her in the parking of the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Aug. 21
Weeks immediately was sentenced 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 10, 2007
In an interview with Vibe Gospel sensation Kirk Franklin had some very interesting things to say….
How do you feel about the church being seemingly under attack right now, particularly following the whole Juanita Bynum situation? Does that affect you?
Yeah it does. It makes me want to be on my game. And when I talk about game, I’m not just talking about my music stuff; I’m talking about my walk [with God]. Music, entertainment, that’s fruit. The root of a tree, that’s what a person is in private. I’m only as strong publicly as I’m going to be privately. And I don’t think that we as Christians have done as good enough job as we needed to make sure we are strong privately; so now you see us crumbling publicly. We’ve been trying to tell ya’ll, “Well, God is doing this,” and privately we weren’t doing the work.
So you feel that a lot is being exposed with people?
That word is a little too… boastful. It’s almost like it separates me from them, when I am them and it’s only by God’s grace that I didn’t end up like them. It ain’t because I didn’t have my junk. That’s why I think it was wrong for people to bash [Bill] Clinton, because he ain’t the first one [to cheat on his wife]. He just happened to get caught. Everybody else needs to shut up and thank God for grace that he didn’t pull out they stank drawers.
But when the public crumbling starts happening, that’s your greatest hour—
It’s only your greatest hour if you are prepared for what you’ve done privately. Private work will allow a person to be strong when they stand up. But if I’m trying to teach you prosperity and Bentleys and success and all that . . . That ain’t no substance. That’s like a husband and wife smiling for the camera while they going down the red carpet, but they get back home, and they sleeping in two different bedrooms.
Okay, but you seemed like you had it all together. Then there was the 2005 Oprah appearance [where you revealed you were once addicted to pornography]. How did people react to you after that?
I think the Oprah [appearance] was very interesting. For five years, I’ve been telling my testimony in church; I’ve been on covers of Christian publications, I’ve been on Christian television telling my testimony about a lot of unhealthy sexual activity that I got introduced to as a kid.
That’s what made the Oprah people even call me; they had heard my story from TBN and other [shows]. For people who hadn’t been in church, it was news for them. As a culture, we’re not used to people telling on themselves. How many people come out and just tell on themselves? You knew that Lindsay [Lohan] had a drinking or a drug problem because she was arrested. You know that Britney [Spears] is having some emotional problems because she’s arrested. We’re used to people getting caught. We’re not used to people exposing themselves.
So going back to other people, like Juanita Bynum, who’s been criticized for going on television talking about her situation with [her ex-husband] Bishop Weeks. You’re saying you don’t see anything wrong with any of that. You feel like it’s a Christian’s responsibility to come out and speak about that?
I think there’s a difference between testimonies and . . . trying to use the media for your own benefit, or pimp media opportunities. There are some people who will call media outlets to tell those stories. [Oprah] was an outlet that called me.
So our motives are different because the genesis of it is different. I’m not calling people and asking to give interviews about how I was a little dirty boy doing these little nasty things as a young man. I ain’t called nobody.
So if somebody calls me and wants me to share something that I hope can help other people, why wouldn’t I? But if I’m trying to do something to say there’s one person at fault, or try to make myself seem great, and I’m looking for these new opportunities, and I’m endorsing myself as the “New Messiah of Pornography,” then, God can’t get the glory and can’t nobody get blessed cause I’m doing it for the wrong reasons.
It’s almost like me boxing with my shirt off saying, “I’ma do this cause I want to be the sexy Christian!” I try to do what I do for the right motives.
My real momma lived 15 minutes from me and I ain’t got no good relationship with her, she can’t stand me, I can’t stand her. I got a crackhead sister. That’s what people need to know. They need to stop seeing all these suits and ties and all this Hollywood stuff. They need to see I’m hurting just like you.
None of this is hypothetical?
All that’s true! Everything I just said is true. My momma lived 15 minutes away from me and I ain’t never had a relationship with her. My real dad lives in Houston. The first time I saw him, he showed up to one of my concerts. I didn’t let him backstage, cause how dare you not invest in my life but you want to be backstage?! And you want to introduce me to all these kids that are your kids, like, “Hug your brother”? “Fool, please! I don’t know you.”
And I got to deal with that, cause that anger can turn into sin. I’ve struggled and been angry with these people. Borderline hating these people.
Can you see yourself working with secular artists again at all?
Yeah, if we have the same vision. Like the Lauryn Hill we loved, that Miseducation Lauryn Hill? I could work with her in the drop of a dime. Oh God yeah. Faith Hill, Garth Brooks . . . I’m just concerned that I don’t send mixed messages to people.
Shout out to Tony Chad! one of our readers for sending us the article! Thanks!
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