I have mentioned before that my daughter and I used to watch religion channels for the fun of it. She is still exploring her beliefs. For me, it was an exercise in being able to sit silently (HA!) and take in another point of view. I wish I could say I was good at the silent part.
There was one particular program that for some reason really worked me up. The evangelist died a few years ago and I actually said out loud, “Thank God. There will be less of his poison spreading.”
Not my proudest moment, I agree. But as far as his particular brand of “poison”, well it’s still alive and well.
His family has managed to keep the broadcast on TV, using it mostly to support their political agenda. If you didn’t know better, you would be certain that the same people who spin for the likes of Glenn Beck or the Tea Party actually work there.
But they all love Jesus, don’t they. (more…)