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Watch: Janet Porter Prays for Christian Control Over the Media


At Convergence 2010: A Cry to Awaken A Nation, a conference attended by thousands last week, Janet Porter, the President and Founder of Faith2Action called on God to help Christians gain control over the media.

Alvin McEwen writes, in the HuffPost: "...it was attended by such luminaries as Rev. Harry Jackson who was called a 'modern day Martin Luther King, Jr' because of his failed attempt to keep marriage equality from coming to D.C. and Cindy Jacobs who took it upon herself to 'cast out demons' during her speech."


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  1. Jesus Christ!

    Posted by: ichabod | Mar 10, 2010 8:28:57 AM

  2. They already have way way way too much influence over the media-- and they want more?
    God forbid- (pun intended)----

    Posted by: NickN | Mar 10, 2010 8:34:20 AM

  3. "I'm gonna ask you, God, to show me what it is that you want ..." And then she spends the rest of her time telling God what SHE wants God to do. What a horrible, horrible, misguided, monstrous waste of humanity.

    Posted by: Doug | Mar 10, 2010 8:35:16 AM

  4. Sorry Janet, it won't happen, because women who look like they're having trouble pinching off a loaf are only entertaining for a couple minutes... not enough to fill a whole prime time scheduling block.

    Posted by: Andy F | Mar 10, 2010 8:44:23 AM

  5. Did not GOD take control of the media when Oral Roberts stood and said to his congregation that if you don't give me 8 million $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that GOD would take Oral's LIFE? Isn't that where it all began? Jerry Faldwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggert, JIM 7 Tammy Faye, need I go on? Hypocrisy Spotlighted. Idols worship MUCH? Belief is an awesome thing, RELIGION destroys that.

    Posted by: Skooter McGoo | Mar 10, 2010 9:15:49 AM

  6. All the pent-up hate made her eyes swell shut*

    * and mind too

    Posted by: Christopher | Mar 10, 2010 9:20:54 AM

  7. A PBS affiliate showed a documentary on Aimee Semple McPherson last night...very entertaining and enlightening. This stuff goes back a long time in American "religious cultures". It may continue to be around for a long time, but it will never attract the majority of Americans. They (the religious Right) will always be frustrated and angry at how the majority doesn't accept their fanatic bigotry...which does make them dangerous at times.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 10, 2010 9:23:20 AM

  8. Ever read the Handmaid's Tale? Janet Porter = Serena Joy.

    Posted by: Clay | Mar 10, 2010 9:23:47 AM

  9. without sound, that looks like a very bad production of Brunhilde's Immolation Scene.

    Posted by: hugo | Mar 10, 2010 9:25:02 AM

  10. Christians already control the media. She wants the super psycho theocrats to control the media.

    Posted by: Hank | Mar 10, 2010 9:40:02 AM

  11. I thought Christians already controlled the media in the US. God is even on your currency and in your science textbooks!

    The Religious Rong's power in the USA is, frankly, frightening. It's times like these I'm glad I'm an Agnostic Aussie...

    Posted by: wirrrn | Mar 10, 2010 9:54:47 AM

  12. She should pray for control over her own clitoris first.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Mar 10, 2010 9:57:55 AM

  13. Silly Christians don't even follow their own rules:
    1 Corinthians 14:34-35
    34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

    35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

    Posted by: Gobear | Mar 10, 2010 9:58:44 AM

  14. Cause you know God is looking down and thinking, Let's give full media control to crazy opportunists in ugly blue dresses.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 10, 2010 9:58:52 AM

  15. ...this woman is wasting her prayers......for someone who looks like her should be wishing for plastic surgery, or maybe a "blind man".....

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Mar 10, 2010 10:02:16 AM

  16. Im glade Im an atheist through and through...

    Commerce makes friends, religion makes enemies, the one enriches, and the other impoverishes; the one thrives best where the truth is told, the other where falsehoods are believed.

    Robert Ingersoll/ A Wooden God 1890

    Posted by: xman | Mar 10, 2010 10:20:49 AM

  17. Go to hell, bitch!

    Posted by: Joe.Moon | Mar 10, 2010 10:21:46 AM

  18. It would be great to hear actual responses that have some meaning and purpose instead of snarky remarks that speak more to how juvenile many have become in the gay community. But this tends to be our problem we have lost the ability to meaningfully dialogue on issues and honestly listen and dissect what another is saying and doing. This also goes to show that we have not learned from history, oh what's that so 2007. Religion plays a strong role in all nations and will continue to do so, so how do we honestly and meaningfully address this?

    Posted by: nwjeff | Mar 10, 2010 10:46:33 AM

  19. Yeah, they are still pretty pissed about this:


    Posted by: David | Mar 10, 2010 10:58:20 AM

  20. I think she was reading from the prompter notes that God burned into the inside of her eyelids.

    Posted by: kenzbeard | Mar 10, 2010 11:01:30 AM

  21. Excuse me NWJeff, but snarky remarks or any other satire we wish to use are entirely appropriate, and not juvenile at all. What might be considered juvenile is closing your eyes and crying to an imaginary being in the sky and asking for something ridiculous and undeserved, simply because things aren't going your way.

    In other words, if this crazy bitch is going to pray for control over my TV because she doesn't like me, then I have every right to say she's a crazy bitch. And my reaction is not an endemic problem of the gay community, its just towards one dumb woman with a microphone.

    Posted by: Andy F | Mar 10, 2010 11:02:07 AM

  22. It's difficult not to snark this. But frightening as it is, the great tragedy is that so many Americans buy into this extremist crazy nonsense. The answer, of course, is education and time. Can't happen too fast for me. I'm getting old and I want to see these people and their influence fade away to embarassing history.

    Posted by: RichardR | Mar 10, 2010 12:00:07 PM

  23. @NWJEFF Oh, please. Some things call for meaningful debate, including the meddling of religion in secular society, but this is not one of them. Snark is the only appropriate response to someone praying to God to put Christians in control of the media. As if God wouldn't have better things to do. There is no meaningful dialogue to be had in this case, unless one wants to take on self-parody by con artists in blue dresses.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 10, 2010 12:01:56 PM

  24. Wow! Whoever thought prayer could be so sexy. Yowza!

    Posted by: B | Mar 10, 2010 12:12:47 PM

  25. NWJeff, you're saying we should 'meaningfully address' this garbage? What are you on and why aren't you sharing? She's a nutbag, a tool, somewhere between batshit crazy and Carrie's mother. The only thing we need to do as the "gay community" (har har) is to point out the obvious: this goes against the basic tenets of freedom in the US. We don't need to worry about these freaks. We need to worry about the likes of Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher.

    Posted by: wtf | Mar 10, 2010 12:21:32 PM

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