Ok, the headline "Media Matters has an anti-Christian agenda" probably doesn't come as a shock to anyone who watches Glenn's show or listens to the radio. This is a group that exists solely to push a progressive agenda, silence conservative voices, and to provide talking points for MSNBC hosts. Now - have they been successful? Clearly not - just ask MSNBC executives how they feel about their ratings. Nevertheless, the fact that this organization has tax-exempt status is terrifying, especially when they claim to now be targeting a "pro-Christian" bias in the media. Have you noticed too much Christianity on TV - or does it seem to be the opposite? Well, Media Matters is looking to stamp it all out!
"You know what's amazing to me? Stu, do you remember when Media Matters first started and it had, people first giving it credibility and we're like, don't give that credibility, and the mainstream media was. And then by the time we got over to CNN, people were, you know, discrediting them. Even CNN was discrediting them. They were like, this is the hack group," Glenn said of MMFA when it was first founded.
"So here's Media Matters in their strategy when they actually applied for the IRS application, here's what they said. They said that it is going to counter what it views as 'pro Christian bias' in the news reporting and analysis by the American media. It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to be overly and promoting a conservative Christian‑influenced ideology.
"That's how they applied for their IRS status, that 'We're going to go after a Christian ideology.'"
"What does this have to do with anything? Well, first of all remember they're now the ones that are starting to say Israel Firsters. That's what they're starting to call Christians, Israel Firsters. Anybody who believes that Israel should be taken care of, it's another ‑‑ it's another way of being anti‑Semitic, quite honestly, calling them Israel Firsters," Glenn explained.
"It's also part of the idea to take down American religion. If you want to take down ‑‑ if you want to take down the country, you have to teach us to hate, you have to teach us to be apart from each other, you have to teach us not to help each other, you have to make us hate each other in classes."
Glenn said that in order to help forment this hate for one another, you have to destroy the organizations that teach people to love. And what is the main organizations that does this? Churches and faith groups.
"Now, who teaches the opposite of hate? Who is the one? What organization has always led change? What organizations were the ones that led to the American Revolution? What was the group that led to the freeing of the slaves?"
Glenn said it was churches and faith organizations.
"That's why they have to take them down," Glenn said.