ABC Network Bleeps Out Jesus’ Name on ‘The View’ Leading to Outrage on Social Media

During the ladies’ discussion, Faris spoke about her upbringing and said she was taught by her parents to not use the Lord’s name in vain.

The ABC network is facing backlash from Christians who were offended by its decision to bleep out “Jesus” each time “The View” co-host Paula Faris said His name on the show last Friday.

The hosts of the talk show were discussing the results of a British poll The Christian Post reported on that found most Britons believe only six of the Ten Commandments are relevant today. 

the-view
 ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” is under fire for bleeping out the name of Jesus. From Left: Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines and Paula Faris, New York, October 27, 2017.

During the ladies’ discussion, Faris spoke about her upbringing and said she was taught by her parents to not use the Lord’s name in vain.

“My parents were really strict about what we said in the home. We couldn’t say ‘Oh my God.’ We couldn’t say J.C. We couldn’t say [bleeped out],” Faris said during the 

during the show. “We could say ‘Jeez’ … unless you were praising Him, and then you could say, [bleeped out].”

It was clear the words bleeped out were Jesus Christ and Jesus.

Unaware she was being censored, Faris continued and said she implements the same restrictions in her family. She then went on to say that regardless of the controversy surrounding the Commandments, the Bible remains relevant.

“The great thing about the Bible and God is the same yesterday, today and forever,” Faris declared, citing the verse found in Hebrews 13:8 of the Bible, which reads, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” The decision to bleep the name of “Jesus Christ” led a number of commentators and bloggers to question ABC.

“Woah. Are they really censoring the word Jesus? America is so weird,” one person said in a video commentary posted on YouTube.Another viewer asked: “Why are they bleeping out Jesus? It’s a NAME for heavens sake! If they were to say something about Satan they wouldn’t bleep that out.”

Perhaps the network took caution because the name was part of a discussion about using the Lord’s name in vain. But some viewers were offended because Faris also talked about worshiping Jesus and His name was still bleeped out.

This is not the first time “The View” has bleeped out Jesus’ name. A similar issue took place during an episode in 2002 when co-host Joy Behar said she was ending a vigorous diet, “Thank you, thank you, Jesus is all I have to say.” Her words were aired live but when ABC broadcast a taped version of the show for the West Coast “Jesus” was edited out.

According to ABC spokeswoman Julie Hoover, that use “ran afoul of a particular standard the network adheres to. ABC has no problem with Jesus’ name if it is used in a ‘prayerful and respectful manner,” she said. “But ABC does not allow Jesus’ name to be used in an exclamation.”

 

 

Blasphemous Minister Who Supports Polyamory Claims ‘Holy Trinity Is a Polyamorous Relationship’

“God is polyamorous, and if we want to get saved than we have to figure out a way to become connected to polyamory.”

DALLAS, Texas — A blasphemous Baptist minister in Texas known for his book “The Queering of an American Evangelical” says that he supports polyamorous—or plural—relationships and believes that God Himself is polyamorous.

“The Holy Trinity is a polyamorous relationship,” Jeff Hood, who holds a doctorate with a focus in “queer theology” from Brite Divinity School and who was ordained at a church within the Southern Baptist Convention, asserted during a recent Patheos interview with Chuck McKnight.

“You can’t talk about the level of intimacy and ecstasy that these three beings are constantly experiencing without defining their relationship in such a way,” he claimed. “Their love has always been and will always be a shared phenomenon. In the Holy Trinity, love is never denied. We should spend our lives making sure that the love of polyamorous individuals is never denied and always protected. The Holy Trinity demands it.”

Hood has stated before on his website that he believes that “the disciples and Jesus were involved in some sort of polyamorous relationship.”

In August, he told Jennifer Martin of Splinter that he thinks polyamorous relationships reflect the Trinity.

“Not only is polyamory a positive thing, I think it’s a holy thing,” Hood opined. “I think it mimics the personhood of God. Different relationships can show us different things, and I think polyamory can show us what the Trinity looks like.”

Hood has also outlined that he believes that because “love is love,” polyamorous relationships should be supported just like same-sex relationships.

“While there could be many explanations of the polyamorous God, the one that matters the most is this: God dwells within the oppressed and marginalized (Matthew 25). Polyamorous folks are constantly oppressed and marginalized,” he told McKnight. “God is polyamorous, and if we want to get saved than we have to figure out a way to become connected to polyamory.”

Hood acknowledged during the interview that his views are rejected by many Christians, who he called “church [expletives] that have no knowledge of God.”

“Do these people sound like they know anything about love? [Expletive] no. I ain’t listening to a [expletive] word they say,” he said. “I know who I’m listening to. I hear the voice of God, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can can love Me and condemn polyamory, for I am polyamorous.’”

Hood’s views on the subject have been met with mixed reaction.

“God explicitly condones polygamy and the whole Bride of Christ is polygamous,” one commenter wrote.  

“Plural unity within the Trinity is not polyamory,” another stated. “What people want to do is their business; however, if you feel the need to justify it scripturally, at least be less sloppy when you try. Otherwise you’re just preaching to the choir, so to speak.”

“Jeff Hood is clearly biblically ignorant. His so-called knowledge of God comes from Satan,” a third wrote. 

Hood-Credit-Facebook-compressed-701x526
Pastor Jeff Hood

 [written by  Heather Clark]

China Ramps Up Christian Persecution After Two Missionaries Are Murdered

Chinese officials have repeatedly targeted the country’s Christians and destroyed more than 1,000 church crosses in  2015 and 2016. 

After Muslim extremists murdered two Chinese missionaries, many hoped the Chinese government would take efforts to protect the country’s Christians. Instead, the government is cracking down on the spread of the gospel even more.

According to a BBC report, Meng Lisi and Li Xinheng  went to Balochistan, one of the most violent cities in Pakistan, to tell local Muslims about Jesus. However, they were met by violent extremists who murdered them in cold blood.

Now, the Chinese government is cracking down on Christians in their country. Chinese officials arrested four preachers from a church in the Zheijing province shortly after the murders. They later released them but they are banned from preaching the gospel and are prohibited from giving any media interviews.

Xinheng’s mother says she is “proud” of her son for sharing his faith, but is upset the Chinese government didn’t “save our children.”

Many suspect China’s economic interests in Pakistan are keeping them from condemning the terrorists who murdered its citizens. China is investing more than $55 billion in Pakistan, a key country in its plan to connect Asia and Europe with a new Silk Road.

Experts also say China’s atheistic government views its Christian missionaries as a problem.

“They thought Christianity was a western religion imported into China, so how can you export Christianity from China?” Says Fenggang Yang, an expert on religion in China at Purdue University.

“This is new and the Chinese authorities are still struggling to figure out what to do with this,” he added.

Chinese officials have repeatedly targeted the country’s Christians and destroyed more than 1,000 church crosses in  2015 and 2016.

However, despite the crackdown, the recent murders of the two Chinese missionaries reveals that not only is the church in China alive and well, believers are even trying to take the gospel beyond the country’s borders and to some of the most hostile parts of the world.