BLACK JESUS Exposes Strong Media Bias
BLACK JESUS Exposes Strong Media Bias
August 11, 2014

BLACK JESUS Exposes Strong Media Bias By Dr. Ted Baehr, David Outten BLACK JESUS did air Thursday, August 7 in spite of requests by Movieguide® and others that the offensive show be canceled. Variety Magazine wrote, “Crossing the third rails of race and religion, BLACK JESUS is guaranteed to offend some people. In fact, one might accuse Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim of a certain naïveté in green lighting a project where the rewards, even in success, are likely to be overshadowed by the negative blowback.” Variety goes on to say, “So while there’s an audience within the Adult Swim profile that should find BLACK JESUS to its liking, the show’s flock had better show up in reasonably good numbers (by latenight standards...
 

 
Behind the Scenes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Behind the Scenes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
August 08, 2014

Cowabunga: They’re Teenagers, They’re Six-Foot Tall Mutant Turtles, and. . . They’re Ninjas! Behind the Scenes of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES By Tom Snyder, Editor The new reboot of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is perhaps the most delightful surprise of the year so far. The movie is great summer fun, with lots of humor, exciting action and heartfelt, morally uplifting moments. MOVIEGUIDE® recently attended a press conference with two of the movie’s stars (Megan Fox and Will Arnett), the director, and its three screenwriters. Question: Megan, were you a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and what does it mean to you to bring it back to audiences? Megan Fox: I was a big fan, as a kid. I had an older sister that w...
 

 
50 Years of the War on Poverty
50 Years of the War on Poverty
August 06, 2014

50 Years of the War on Poverty By Jerry Newcombe This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It appears that poverty won that war. Jesus said you will always have the poor with you. He also said, “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat….to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.” In Christ’s day, Samaritans were half-breeds who were hated. To be called a Samaritan was an ethnic slur. Yet one day, Jesus told a parable where the hero was a good Samaritan. Jump forward to our day, and the term Samaritan is synonymous with a do-gooder. In 1964, LBJ initiated the War on Poverty to help millions of Americans “escape from squalor and ...
 

 
Turner Broadcasting Set to Broadcast Racist Attack on Jesus Christ Called BLACK JESUS
Turner Broadcasting Set to Broadcast Racist Attack on Jesus Christ Called BLACK JESUS
August 05, 2014

By David Outten, Production Editor   Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network is scheduled to start airing the blasphemous, racist program BLACK JESUS on Thursday, August 7. The program features a black Jesus character in an urban American setting. The program’s Jesus uses “f” words, smokes marijuana and drinks. One preview of the show, with bleeped out "f" words, advertises "the most anticipated comeback in history." It also says viewers should "Get ready to feel the spirit of the glory of the most high," with black gospel music in the background. Movieguide® is asking people to e-mail John Martin, CEO of Turner Broadcasting, requesting he cancel the program. To take part in the campaign click here. BLACK JESUS is...
 

 
A Liberating Project: Behind the Scenes of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
A Liberating Project: Behind the Scenes of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
July 31, 2014

A Liberating Project: Behind the Scenes of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor, and Barbara Dahl, Contributing Writer Movieguide® had the opportunity to screen GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and hear from its cast and director. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is a new superhero Marvel movie about Peter Quill, a human who was taken from earth when he was a young boy and brought to a whole new Galaxy with strange people, aliens and creatures. Raised to be a criminal and thief, Peter gets possession of a mysterious orb coveted by the evil Ronan who wants to use its power to a whole planet and the billions of lives inhabiting it. Peter, along with five other misfit criminals, decide it’s up to them to protect the galaxy from dest...
 

 
Drugs Vs. Religion
Drugs Vs. Religion
July 31, 2014

Drugs Vs. Religion By Jerry Newcombe Americans are accepting pot in seemingly unprecedented ways. Even as it is becoming legal in more places, such as Colorado by an act of the voters a couple years ago, there are still consequences to face with the widespread use of marijuana. We still reap what we sow. Just the other day, a headline from the Associated Press (7/26/14) read, "Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless." The article states, "The Salvation Army's single men's shelter in Denver has been serving more homeless this summer, and officials have noted an increase in the number of 18- to 25-year-olds there." Just in the prime of their life, and they already need help. I find this ironic because last month, comedian Bil...
 

 
Mendacity and Perfidy
Mendacity and Perfidy
July 24, 2014

Mendacity and Perfidy By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher The news media, whether consciously or unconsciously, by commission or omission, has supported the transformation of the United States from the Land of Freedom to the Land of Socialist Tyranny. As Paul Johnson points out in his classic work MODERN TIMES about the 20th Century, the sea change in the intellectual community occurred in the 1930s when the press was supporting Joseph Stalin, who was killing millions of peasants and farmers in the name of Marxist, socialist communism. When Stalin opposed Hitler, who was doing his worst in Germany too, the press opposed Hitler. When Stalin switched and signed a treaty with Hitler, Duranty at the New York Times and other communists elsewhere ...
 

 
The Swine in Church
The Swine in Church
July 24, 2014

The Swine in Church By David Outten, Production Editor A popular expression is to say there’s an elephant in the room. The implication is that there’s a huge problem right under everyone’s nose that no one wants to address. The church faces just such a problem. Surveys show that almost 50 percent of men in church have a problem with pornography. All too often the pastor is one of them. I was one of them. I came to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord, in large part because I was drawn to pornography, even though I knew in my heart it was wrong. I wanted help. I was in a battle that I wanted to win, but kept losing. At risk was my marriage. At the time I had a son. I dreaded a life of child support and visitation. I knew my desires w...
 

 
Stylish Fantasy Series About Angels Premieres
Stylish Fantasy Series About Angels Premieres
July 24, 2014

Stylish Fantasy Series About Angels Premieres By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher Not only are there more movies with faith and values opening at the box office, but there are more TV networks aimed at the large faith and family audience in America. UP TV has set the pace by improving the quality of its programming with each TV movie. Now, Parable TV has produced a very stylish series called THE RECORD KEEPER. This 11-part series has the look of the movie HUGO, combined with DOCTOR WHO. However, it takes place in Heaven as the Record Keeper tries to keep track of all the angels, not just all the good angels but all the fallen angels. This is a fascinating concept. To make it dramatic, which it is, several episodes deal with two angels ...
 

 
What Do the Emmy Nominations Teach Us?
What Do the Emmy Nominations Teach Us?
July 23, 2014

What Do the Emmy Nominations Teach Us? By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer Remember when you were in high school and in order to be a part of the popular crowd you had to dress and act just like them? Then, once they deemed you worthy to become one of them, you had to constantly conform to their standards, even if what they were doing conflicted with your values and belief systems? Some things never change. Last week, Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly hosted the live broadcast of the nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy awards. Leading the pack was Netflix’s  original series HOUSE OF CARDS with 18 nominations. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK followed closely behind with 12 nominations, the most of any comedy, while highly acclaim...
 

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