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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
WND Lets Right-Wing Christian Radio Hater Respond to Criticism of Christian Radio
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A May 10 WorldNetDaily article by Leo Hohmann highlights "disparaging comments" about Christian talk radio made by an official with the Southern Baptist Convention. Hohmann features one Christian radio host objecting:

Janet Mefferd, whose nationally syndicated Janet Mefferd Show originates out of Dallas and is picked up by 100 radio stations across the U.S., was among the first to take Moore to task for his comments.

“It seems like a little bit of a nuclear bomb to be throwing, on Dr. Moore’s part,” said Mefferd, who then played an extended audio clip of Moore’s speech for her audience before launching into a stinging monologue.

“I’m not sure who he is indicting, because I’m not sure exactly who he was listening to, but isolating this one quote, ‘If all I knew about Christianity was what I heard on Christian talk radio, I’d hate it too.’ I find that offensive. I find that really offensive,” Mefferd said.

“First of all, I can think of an awful lot of people in the Old Testament who were pretty darn bold preaching the truth and God was awfully pleased with them,” she said. “Jeremiah took a lot of flak for saying what the Lord wanted him to say. And God was saying some things that didn’t really sound like a real tone for dialogue. God was saying things like, ‘don’t pray for these people, I’m going to destroy them.’ He says that multiple times. Read the book of Jeremiah. Read what Jeremiah went through. Here’s this weeping prophet and he’s having to say these very bold things about judgment coming to the people of Israel and they hate him and they’re mad,” said Mefferd, calling on Moore to apologize.

“What about the other prophets? What about those throughout history who have boldly proclaimed things about sin?” she continued. “Does that mean they didn’t care about those they were preaching to or didn’t want those sinners to be reconciled to God? The whole point of saying that was to reconcile people to God, to get them to recognize that they were in trouble, that the wrath of God was on them and if they didn’t turn they would be destroyed.”

Hohmann doesn't mention that Mefferd is one of the main purveyors of hateful talk radio. She has hosted some of the most hateful guests -- Pam Geller, Linda Harvey, Peter LaBarbera, and Scott Lively among them. She serves as a conduit for right-wing Christian hate, and she clearly sees nothing wrong with that.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:16 PM EDT

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