Ben Carson Schools CNN’s Chris Cuomo About The Legal Protection Of Christians Vs. LGBT Community

Ben Carson

Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson again joined Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day on Thursday to discuss the homosexual community. After appearing on his show last month, Carson said he would try to avoid speaking about gays because he received immediate backlash after declaring that being gay was “absolutely” a choice.

Cuomo began by arguing that if Carson was elected President, he wouldn’t be able to duck questions simply because he didn’t like them.

“You understand that?” Cuomo asked.

Cuomo asked him again about gay issues because he believed they are “a very important issue to the development of the American culture.”

Carson took the questioning in stride this time, noting that sexuality was a personal issue and one that he didn’t find all that interesting, differing from Cuomo in that regard.

“I would like to see as much emphasis on the rights of Christians as there is to some of the other groups,” Carson replied. “I would like to see a much greater conversation about Christians and their rights.”

Cuomo responded by arguing that the LGBT community gets “far less legal protection” than Christians do – while insinuating Carson knew that.

Carson rebutted and schooled Cuomo.

“The important thing is for us as a nation to recognize that all citizens of the United States are protected by our Constitution,” the doctor said. “We need to stop deciding that one group versus another group is the flavor of the day.”

h/t: Biz Pac Review

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Fox News Competing Against Cable Sports And Entertainment, Not CNN Or MSNBC

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Fox News president Roger Ailes told The Hollywood Reporter that Fox News has become so big, the network is really competing with cable sports and entertainment networks like TNT, USA, and ESPN, not the ratings-challenged CNN and MSNBC.

That’s because, as SNL Kagan estimates, Fox News will earn $2.18 billion in ad revenue and subscriber fees this year, which is more than what CNN ($1.16 billion) and MSNBC ($509 million) will earn combined. That figure places Fox News in the upper tier of all cable channel earnings.

That’s not to say that Ailes doesn’t keep an eye on his rivals. But as he told the Reporter:

I flip to MSNBC occasionally to make sure their blind pig didn’t find an acorn. But they never have once. I tell you who I do like at MSNBC — I like Joe and Mika. I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.”

Ailes was interviewed by THR for its “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2015″ list, where he definitely belongs based on what he has accomplished at Fox.

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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Blasphemy: ‘Gay Christian’ On CNN Claims Same-Sex Marriage Is Not A Sin

Matthew Vines

Indiana’s new religious liberty law is causing a firestorm in the mainstream media.

CNN had Matthew Vines, a self described “gay Christian,” join Carol Costello on Newsroom to discuss the law and what Christians should make of it.

Vines claimed that he himself represented the new view of the Millennials, a group that supposedly is far more “open” to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, despite what the Bible says.

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Vines and Costello referenced an article written by Erick Erickson from Red State that likened members of the media – who are “fine with forcing you to violate your conscience as long as they do not have to” – to “agents of Satan.”

“They have suddenly discovered Jesus dined with sinners,” Erickson wrote. “They just ignore that he said ‘go and sin no more.’ There is no evidence Jesus baked a cake to celebrate sin, but the media wants you to think he did.”

Vines argues that this Biblical view on sin is of “the older guard” and that he – and other conservative Christians – are reading the Bible incorrectly.

If Vines is teaching anything counter to scripture, many Christians might say, he is committing heresy and is a false teacher – something the Bible steadfastly warns about:

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who brought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. – 2 Peter 2:1-3

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. – 1 Timothy 6:3-5

Many Christians may also say this is why, per 1 John 4, it is important to test the spirits because there are many false prophets in the world.

h/t: Right Scoop

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POW! Mitt Romney Lands A Perfect Punch When Asked How He’ll Fight Champ Evander Holyfield

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As you watch this video in which former GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney is asked about his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield, remember an infamous moment from a 2012 debate pitting Romney vs. Obama.

Many consider that moment to have been a turning point in the face-off between the two men — a contentious debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. As The Washington Free Beacon reminds us:

“[Crowley] interjected that President Obama ‘did in fact’ call the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi an act of terrorism. Obama crowed, ‘Can you say that a little louder, Candy?’ as some people in the audience applauded.”

After the damage had been done to Romney’s position, Crowley later conceded the former governor was essentially correct in claiming that Obama and his administration team had falsely blamed the attack on a YouTube video that sparked a spontaneous demonstration.

So, when Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked Romney about the scheduled charity fight with the former heavyweight champ, Mitt’s response was classic. You can see the exchange by clicking on the video above.

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Buried By Cable Competition, MSNBC Reportedly Ready To Shake Up ‘Death Wish’ Programming

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Facing sharply declining ratings and a failed program lineup described by one well-placed insider as “a death wish,” MSNBC is reportedly poised to make some of the most sweeping changes to its schedule in the near-20-year history of the network.

Politico has just published a lengthy and detailed piece by Dylan Byers that paints a grim picture for the cable net so long seen as a reliable home for, and staunch supporter of, far-left politics, policies, programs, and personalities.

Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic, putting it in fourth place behind Fox News, CNN and CNN’s sister network HLN.

Its prime-time ratings are down 24 percent and 42 percent, respectively.

Those are the kinds of edge-of-oblivion numbers that demand drastic action, which is exactly what MSNBC brass are reportedly about to take.

Earlier this week, Western Journalism featured a post in which noted Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik trashed the network as “unwatchable” and an “embarrassment.”

“Even if you were an ideologue, you can’t watch that channel anymore,” Zurawik told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz.

Breitbart reported that the latest weekly ratings for cable show Fox News Channel continuing to dominate the cable space:

“Fox News pulled 1.86 million primetime viewers compared to MSNBC’s 568,000 and CNN’s 476,000. You read that right: Fox New viewers nearly doubled its combined left-wing competition.”

The Politico piece on the expected radical reshaping of MSNBC’s program lineup says that sources concede virtually all options are on the table.

With a few exceptions — notably “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe” — every program is at risk of being moved or canceled, those sources said. “All In with Chris Hayes,” a ratings suck that currently occupies the 8 p.m. time slot, will almost certainly be replaced.

Network execs are also considering moving some weekday shows, like “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’ to weekends.

For television industry veterans (such as myself), a move to weekends is pretty much a benevolent way of letting a show sink mercifully into the sunset.

MSNBC’s ever-leftward direction — which shifted into high gear with Keith Olbermann’s raving rants against the Bush administration — will apparently see a major course correction.

The network’s focus instead will reportedly be on creating “more news-driven programming, with more involvement from NBC News talent.”

There’s no word yet on when the big moves will start for MSNBC, which has already axed two poorly performing shows of lesser note, featuring Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid.

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