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MRC: Chick-fil-A Controversy Exposes Media's Anti-Christian Bias and Free Speech Double Standard

 

The Media Research Center sent out this press release today which includes a statement by our president Brian Brown:

Through the coalition of Citizens Against Religious Bigotry (CARB), more than 20 conservative leaders have joined Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell in raising their voices in support of religious freedom and our Constitutionally protected right to free speech. The controversy over Chick-fil-A exposed the rampant anti-Christian bias and First Amendment double standard characteristic of liberal media.

What began with Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy’s unremarkable comments affirming his family’s belief in the traditional definition of marriage swiftly and loudly escalated into a contrived culture war fueled by the liberal media.

...“It’s a double standard as old as the liberal media itself,” stated Media Research Center President Brent Bozell. “If it’s part of the liberal agenda, it’s protected free speech. If it isn’t, it’s bigotry. The media smeared anyone who lined up for a chicken sandwich as an anti-gay bigot instead of a proud Christian or free speech patriot, and when the counter-protest flopped, they were predictably silent. Thanks to Chick-fil-A, the media’s liberal bias was stark naked for all to see.”

Read the entire press release and the individual statements by conservative leaders here.

Our president Brian Brown said:

"When millions of people turned out nationwide this past Wednesday for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and the news reports gave greater coverage to the small bands of protesters at a couple of locations, the average Joe was incredulous.  What better evidence that the mainstream media cares little for Christians and traditional values do we need?"