As WorldNetDaily reported, John Casoria, general counsel for the network, responded yesterday to Lindsey’s contention that the weekly program “International Intelligence Briefing” had been canceled for December, and possibly permanently, because its message was deemed “too pro-Israel and too anti-Muslim.”
Casoria initially replied, “That is absolutely, 100 percent false.”
But now, after talking with network programming officials, he says a secondary reason for pre-empting the show was that it “placed Arabs in a negative light.”
The overwhelming reason, he still insists, is TBN requires all its programming during December to have a Christmas theme.
“When a programmer chooses not to do so, they are pre-empted so that TBN can focus its attention on the holidays,” Casoria said. “Hal is very well aware of this.”
The Attorney goes on to say:
Casoria said he could not recall specific examples from Lindsey’s programs that were anti-Arab or anti-Muslim, but he expressed the network’s concern about how Muslims are portrayed.
“TBN is a worldwide ministry; we have an entire channel that airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Arabic,” he said. “We are trying to reach the Islamic world and open a dialogue with them regarding Christ and Christianity.”
Casoria explained, “We do not feel that the best witness of Christ is to bash them but rather to show them the nature of Christ – the way Christ said to present himself – and that is through love, understanding and the presentation of the gospel to them.”
Hal has posted his reponse on his website here.
Sounds like typical liberal PC-ism to me. This is sad. More and more churches and “Christian” organizations are doing this. Last time i checked we aren’t to become part of this world but to simply live in it. Too many Christians are tyring to become part of the world thinkking it will help their acceptance. The truth however is a totally different story.