Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christianity Today in the Tank for Obama

Christianity Today magazine is in the tank for Barak Obama. They have been theologically drifting for years but now they have officially joined the "Evangelical left."

In an article in their Out of Ur blog, titled...

Decision '08-Our choice of president is less important than our integrity http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2008/10/decision_08.html#comments

the magazine warns Christians "shoud be a bit more careful about the 'facts' we repeat."

The article quotes the website factcheck.org.

"Does John McCain really want to apply “Wall Street de-regulation” to health care? No. Did Obama really vote against funding our troops? No. According to FactCheck.org:

'McCain has made multiple false representations of Obama's tax proposals. Obama has made false claims about McCain's stance on Social Security. Both McCain and Obama have traded some whoppers about their energy policies, about Iraq, and about Iran, and about supporting troops.'"

Notice the emphasis on McCain's "multiple false statements."

A little fact checking about factcheck.org reveals the following:

Factcheck.org is funded by the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Foundation was the source of funding for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a failed effort at reforming Chicago's public schools. The CAC was run by William Ayers formerly of the Weather Underground. Barak Obama was on the board of directors of the CAC.

Christianity Today feigns concern for the truth of the candidates statements about each other in order to front for Obama. The goal is to blur the truth by supposedly warning that both candidates will stretch the truth. The idea is to throw Christians off the trail of the truth about Barak Obama.

This is not at all the only example of CT's bias. Just the latest. The magazine has conducted a softball interview and published numerous puff pieces on Senator Obama.

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