Media hammers Easter while celebrating Earth Day

posted at 2:55 pm on April 20, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

It’s Holy Week for the world’s Christians, leading to the most significant event on the calendar, Easter Sunday.  How does the national media cover such a significant week?  The Media Research Center took a look at the media coverage from last year’s Holy Week and compared it to coverage of Earth Day.  Who did better, Jesus or Gaia?

Media Undermine Christian Holiday: Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34).

Easter Used to Attack Catholic Church: Ninety-one percent of the negative Easter stories were about the pedophilia scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.

Love That Mother Nature: 100 percent of Earth Day stories were positive.

I have nothing against Earth Day in and of itself.  While the politics of environmentalists are destructive, it’s not necessary to denigrate the efforts of individuals to help improve the environment through private and individual action.  The problem with Earth Day is that it’s used as a platform to argue for statist “solutions” to environmental issues that will tend to keep people in poverty and create even more power for a small clique of elites at the top of government and big business.

Those arguments could use a skeptical eye from the media.  As MRC reports, though, they got a tongue bath instead:

“And on this Earth Day we told you about the plastic lying around the earth,” Sawyer said on “World News.” “Well what if you could take it and turn it into an answered prayer for some children? One woman did just that. It’s the American heart.” …

“As we said earlier, this is Earth Day, the 40th anniversary, in fact, of what’s considered the birth of the modern environmental movement,” anchor Brian Williams said on “Nightly News.” “On this Earth Day there was this item in the news today, a way to remind us all to take a fresh look at something we look down and see just about every day: cigarette butts. Not only are they the most common form of litter, they are filled with toxins, every one of them that can leach out into the environment and make their way into drinking water supplies and pets, among other things.”

Likewise, I have no trouble with skeptical coverage of religions, although I’d note that some religions rarely get the kind of proctoscopic skepticism given the Catholic Church.  However, that should be done with some semblance of balance.  The scandals of child abuse have been covered, well, religiously for more than a decade now, and for good reason.   As the MRC notes, however, it’s now a favorite framing device for any news coverage of Catholics, no matter how unrelated the topic might be:

ABC’s “World News Saturday” provided the perfect juxtaposition of how the networks disparaged Easter and praised Earth Day in 2010. “This is the holiest weekend in the Christian calendar,” said ABC’s Dan Harris on April 3, 2010. “But Easter is providing no respite whatsoever from what may be the gravest outrage in the modern history of the Catholic Church.” …

NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams showed the same pattern as ABC in its reporting on the Vatican’s scandal. “This, of course, is Good Friday,” Williams said on April 2, 2010. “And in a service at the Vatican today there was an unusual defense of the pope and the growing sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.”

Of course, Easter is the holiest of celebrations for most Christian sects, not just Catholics.  There didn’t seem to be much coverage of how Easter plays in the US with those Christians.  Seven of the nine positive mentions of the holiday came in anchors wishing people a Happy Easter, but one of the remaining two came from NBC in coverage of Barack Obama:

Another one came from Natalie Morales, a NBC “Nightly News” correspondent who mentioned that “In Washington this Easter Sunday, President Obama and the first family took time out for prayer and reflection before the chief executive gets back into business.”

Naturally.  This year, Earth Day falls on Good Friday.  It will be interesting to see how the mainstream media covers religious services this year.

Update: I’m pretty sure that the national media won’t be mentioning Reason TV’s look at the Top 5 Environmental Disasters That Didn’t Happen — but it’s definitely worth watching:


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But Obama says “there’s something about the Resurrection.” He just can’t quite put his finger on it.

Cicero43 on April 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

“The problem with Earth Day is that it’s used as a platform to argue for statist “solutions” to environmental issues that will tend to keep people in poverty and create even more power for a small clique of elites at the top of government and big business.”

Kind of like Communism…

… Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Worship the Creator not the creation.

jawkneemusic on April 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Another one came from Natalie Morales, a NBC “Nightly News” correspondent who mentioned that “In Washington this Easter Sunday, President Obama and the first family took time out for prayer and reflection before the chief executive gets back into business.”

“Time out for prayer and reflection.” What hackneyed bullsh*t, especially when applied to this particular First Family. How much money did some NBC flunkie get paid to pound out tripe like that?

Cicero43 on April 20, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Of course the commies hate Easter: the resurrection of Christ destroyed their master’s grip on humanity.

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Earth Day = Lenin’s Birthday

Tells you absolutely everything you need to know.

strictnein on April 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Celebrate “Earth Day”? As if Mother Nature cares if you live or die.

GarandFan on April 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Aw….

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Meant to add: The first Earth Day happened on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth.

strictnein on April 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM

The only “reflection” in Obama’s observance of Easter was the one in the mirror.

Cicero43 on April 20, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I don’t wear one of those greenie bags around my neck, I wear the Cross! They can slam and slam, not gonna make me denounce God or His Son.
L

letget on April 20, 2011 at 3:07 PM

What are the top 5 disasters that didn’t happen? Can’t watch the video right now, and I don’t see any text.

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Every Good Friday NPR has someone like apostate priest John Crosson on to renounce the resurrection, or the Dali Llama etc as if it isn’t a high holy day for Christians.

Maybe on Eid they’ll have Robert Spencer on…

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Meant to add: The first Earth Day happened on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth.

strictnein on April 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM

That kind of doesn’t seem like much of an accident, does it?

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM

National Labor Relations Board is forcing Boeing to build a unionized production facility…

http://www.nlrb.gov/news/national-labor-relations-board-issues-complaint-against-boeing-company-unlawfully-transferring-

Can the government now stop companies from moving from unionized states to right to work states?

This is huge… please get some attention on this…

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

What are the top 5 disasters that didn’t happen? Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Mike Castle didn’t get to the senate.

Kerry wasn’t elected.

Gore wasn’t elected.

Carter’s second term.

Mondale wasn’t elected.

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Of course the commies hate Easter: the resurrection of Christ destroyed their master’s grip on humanity.

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM

This.

God bless you during this Holy Week, Akzed.

Grace_is_sufficient on April 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM

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Enjoy.

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Own a previously unfeatured CO2-spewer worthy of this showcase? send pics, YouTube links etc. and a pithy description to the email link on left with the subject line “2011 Earth Week” (deadline Saturday April 23). Onward into the carbon fog!

Go and check this out.

It is great, as usual.

Happy Earth Day!

Brian1972 on April 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Grace_is_sufficient on April 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM

…and with thy spirit.

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Earth Day makes me want to buy 1000 styrofoam cups, put everything in doubled plastic bags and drive a 1960′s muscle car that gets about 8 miles a gallon.

As for Easter – it’s the best time of the year as a Christian. It’s what it’s all about :)

gophergirl on April 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools… They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.” Romans 1:22, 25. I think God saw this coming a LONG time ago and even told us who would practice such things.

tims472 on April 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

So what is the official Earth Day National Anthem, Tom Lehrer’s “Pollution”?

pilamaye on April 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

So what is the official Earth Day National Anthem, Tom Lehrer’s “Pollution”? pilamaye on April 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM


Here ya go!

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:21 PM

They forgot the coming ice age!

That was my favorite!

sharrukin on April 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM

National Labor Relations Board is forcing Boeing to build a unionized production facility…

http://www.nlrb.gov/news/national-labor-relations-board-issues-complaint-against-boeing-company-unlawfully-transferring-

Can the government now stop companies from moving from unionized states to right to work states?

This is huge… please get some attention on this…

Another way of saying this is that the NLRB is trying to prevent Boeing from building in a Right to Work state… if the NLRB’s logic stands, it will be much harder for a company that has faces strikes before to move from a non Right to Work state to a Righ to Work state.

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:23 PM

National Labor Relations Board is forcing Boeing to build a unionized production facility…

http://www.nlrb.gov/news/national-labor-relations-board-issues-complaint-against-boeing-company-unlawfully-transferring-

Can the government now stop companies from moving from unionized states to right to work states?

This is huge… please get some attention on this…

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Holly cow. That is outrageous.

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Only 18.5 more months…

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Another way of saying this is that the NLRB is trying to prevent Boeing from building in a Right to Work state… if the NLRB’s logic stands, it will be much harder for a company that has faces strikes before to move from a non Right to Work state to a Righ to Work state.

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Seriously.
We were just talking about “events right out of Atlas Shrugged” the other day, weren’t we?

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Of course they have to slam Christianity. They don’t like competition for their religion of Environmentalism.

And they generally ignore the scandals in their temples of abortion.

rbj on April 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM

And just wait until that Lady Gag-a chick releases her new video on Easter Sunday called Judas with lyrics like this:

In the most Biblical sense,
I am beyond repentance
Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind
But in the cultural sense
I just speak in future tense
Judas kiss me if offenced,
Or wear an ear condom next time

Yeah, she is so edgy. How about you try even eluding to Mohammed you trampy Madonna V2.0?
Christians and Jews are so easy to be brave and bash because you know they will not hunt you down and slit your freaking throat.

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I have nothing against Earth Day in and of itself.

I do.

It’s a stupid notion as presented, and it propagates the false religion of AGW and the idea that there is an entity named “Mother Earth”. Earth is a blob in space with no cogent awareness. It’s sickening when carried to the nth degree by the usual suspects who are sadly lacking something in their lives and who give our spinning sphere attributes which are not there.

Beware of false idols.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

In Texas, we are celebrating Earth Day early… with lots of wild campfires.

ricer1 on April 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

“What are the top 5 disasters that didn’t happen?”

They could have added all the damage done to our economy and freedom due to the Man Made Global Warming hoax and Green Energy canard…

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM

It’s all good. According to Hollywood, Skynet becomse self aware tonight at 8:11

John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

It is to be expected.

Calling good/bad and bad/good is happening all around us.

For all others who love and honor the name of Jesus Christ. Even those who refuse to consider me a Christian, have a wonderful holiday.

This is the commemoration of the most important event in world history. It is the very purpose of the Earth’s existence.

Earth Day is also the Lord’s day, because it is his creation.

As in Adam all die, even so in Christ, shall all be made alive. This is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the savior and redeemer of all mankind, rejoice that we live in a day and in a place where we are free to worship him as we choose. Rejoice that we know his holy name.

I’m not likely to be on the computer after today… so Happy Easter.

petunia on April 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Is there some connection between Easter and Earth Day?

DarkCurrent on April 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

When I was a kid and Earth Day was first created, it was about cleaning up pollution, which as a child of the 60s and 70s, I was well aware of. Who wants to live in an environment full of trash, dirty water, and dirty air? Certainly not me.

My grandma made “earth dolls” for my sisters and me, they were patterns you could print out, embroider or paint, and then stuff, and they had nature images on them. I still have mine.

“Give a hoot, don’t pollute!” I loved Woodsy Owl!

However, it’s been co-opted over the years into the environazi agenda and they’ve ruined it with their people are bad and contaminate Mother Earth crap.

Common Sense on April 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

In further honor of Earth Day, I present my dream powerplant.

GM Performance Parts 572 cu in Chevrolet V-8, 720hp

Drop one of those honeys in one of these, and you have Earth Day goodness!

1970 Chevelle SS 454

Brian1972 on April 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Beware of false idols.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Heck, beware of all idols.

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Check out Lindsey Graham’s twitter feed over this NLRB nonsense…

National Labor Relations Board complaint against #Boeing for locating in South Carolina. Link: http://1.usa.gov/gggZwV #scpol #sctweets

The #NLRB is doing the bidding of the unions at great cost to South Carolina and our nation’s economy. #scpol #sctweets #boeing #chs

#NRLB decision is one of the worst examples of unelected bureaucrats doing the bidding of special interest groups I’ve ever seen. #scpol

If successful, the #NLRB complaint would allow unions to hold a virtual ‘veto’ over business decisions. #scpol #boeing #sctweets

http://twitter.com/GrahamBlog

Let me add to that… if the NLRB complain is successful, it would be very hard to move from a non Right to Work state to a Right to Work state…

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:37 PM

My daughter in kindergarten was brushing her teeth this morning and turning on and off the water. I asked why she was doing that and she explained about conserving water.

I didn’t have the heart to tell her that we have a well and septic tank, so letting the water run really just moves it over a hundred feet.

John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Media Undermine Christian Holiday: Nearly two thirds of all stories about Easter were negative (22 out of 34).

Sounds like a Hot Air headline thread about religion.

malclave on April 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

petunia on April 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Nicely put.

I’m not likely to be on the computer after today… so Happy Easter.

What’s up with that? Unless it’s a financial necessity, you need to stay on here and contribute (as in witness for your Savior). Maybe I’ve missed something, but don’t let others’ bad behavior influence your own actions.

I apologize ahead of time if I’m making wrong assumptions.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

I was reading through the latest issue of Popular Science in the bathr….er…library and I was struck that the enviros are backing off global warming. The new war cry is the acidity of the oceans which is caused by everyones favorite evil chemical compound: CO2.

The argument is that the oceans absorb about 1/3 of the CO2 entering into the atmosphere making it more acidic. The claim is that the pH balance of the oceans were 8.2 in 1885 decreasing to 8.0 in 1985 with a prediction of 7.8 in 2085. The solution is basically the same song, second verse: a $12.50 per ton of CO2. Of course this will not solve the problem, but apparently buy us more time. These guys are going to ride that CO2 horse into the ground.

ReaganWasRight on April 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Heck, beware of all idols.

Count to 10 on April 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Well, yeah.

I guess I interpolated the ol’ “false prophets” maxim. My bad.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

According to Hollywood, Skynet becomse self aware tonight at 8:11 John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Pants on fire!

Skynet became self-aware at 2:14 a.m. eastern time, August 29, 1997. We’ve been screwed for fifteen years!

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I have nothing against Earth Day in and of itself.

You would if you studied its origins and intentions. Any Christian forced to celebrate Gaia worship by their company has standing to sue for religious discrimination.

SirGawain on April 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

However, it’s been co-opted over the years into the environazi agenda and they’ve ruined it with their people are bad and contaminate Mother Earth crap.

Common Sense on April 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

WRONG. It was never co-opted. Learn about its origins and original intentions.

SirGawain on April 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM

It’s Holy Week for the world’s Christians

Most of ‘em anyway… some of us don’t do “church calendars”.

Just sayin’

mankai on April 20, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I love it when President Palpatine talks about the Resurrection…….but encourages the murder of millions of babies.

Breathtaking!!!! (the unborns)

PappyD61 on April 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I wonder why the media never reports on “Death to America Day” anymore…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Take this to Bill Maher. I have heard him say numerous times that more people have died from religious wars than any other. Well, compare that to the number of people killed in Earthquakes, Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Animal Attacks and any other attack by Gaia! LOL

jeffn21 on April 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

This is huge… please get some attention on this…

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Never fear. Nikki Haley is smack-dab in the middle of this. She will break that union. Trust.

SouthernGent on April 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM

That, my friend, is a smackdown of the first degree. Awesome link.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:01 PM

This reminds me…does Lenin get re-pickled on his birthday?

MNHawk on April 20, 2011 at 4:04 PM

A World Government needs a World Religion with common services. Like in a McDonalds, the menu is always the same everywhere. Sun Gods have been done so recently in Japan that they must be replaced with either the Moon or the Earth. The Abrahamic religions will just have to bow to the UN in this. The Nature worship comes naturally to most idiots. Now send in your anti-CO2 contributions before the earth burns up.

jimw on April 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Media hammers Easter while celebrating Earth Day

Ed, usually I only cringe & then forget about it when you treat “media” as a singular noun, but when the word is in the title, I’m more likely to complain about it.
Please change hammers to hammer.
Then, & only then, I’ll be able to post this on Facebook : )
BTW, thank you so much for bringing this up!

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

“…proctoscopic skepticism…” Check out the big brain on Ed. LOL Great turn of phrase. I’m going to remember this one and use it, but give Ed the credit when I do.

America circa 2011 is a genuine purgatory, IMHO. Hell must be eternity with Obama and the Dems in charge.

JimP on April 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

jeffn21 on April 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Not to mention:
Microbes, bacteria, & germs, oh my!

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Another way of saying this is that the NLRB is trying to prevent Boeing from building in a Right to Work state… if the NLRB’s logic stands, it will be much harder for a company that has faces strikes before to move from a non Right to Work state to a Right to Work state.

ninjapirate on April 20, 2011 at 3:23 PM

In other words, an agency of our federal government is attempting to force a company into doing business in a way that will result in less profit, or even a negative balance sheet. They want to force Boeing into a more expensive deal in order to “give back” to the unions to which they are beholden.

Thanks for the link. This needs a bright light shined on it in front of every voting American. (Yeah, I know. Good luck with that.)

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Media hammers Easter while celebrating Earth Day

Ed, usually I only cringe & then forget about it when you treat “media” as a singular noun, but when the word is in the title, I’m more likely to complain about it.
Please change hammers to hammer.
Then, & only then, I’ll be able to post this on Facebook : )
BTW, thank you so much for bringing this up!

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I understand your point, but common usage of the term media has been both singular and plural for a while now. (as in “the media” as a single entity.) You are technically correct, but it’s a niggling point if you consider the common usage of the term.

I usually say: The media are rather than the media is, but it’s become so common a mistake that the misuse of the word is more prevalent than the proper usage.

And stuff.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Hmmm…
If mainstream scientists were wrong about all of the things mentioned in the video, & if they’re wrong about global warming, then maybe…just maybe…they’re wrong about Darwinism…?
Nah, couldn’t be!

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:19 PM

In Texas, we are celebrating Earth Day early… with lots of wild campfires.

ricer1 on April 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Fellow Texan, don’t forget the celebration of seared animal flesh over chunks of ignited pulverized and recompressed coal stoaked with moistened cuts of mesquite wood eventually slathered with flavorfull sauces and washed down by adult beverages.

/Don’t Mess With Texas

44Magnum on April 20, 2011 at 4:19 PM

They never mention:
Einhorn – Founder of Earth Day,
Is a murderer.

Haiku Guy on April 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:19 PM

I see…
I wonder who decides which changes in English are officially correct?
I want to ask this arbiter about another issue regarding mixing of plurals & singulars. To illustrate:
“Please ask your child to put their seatbelt on.”
I’ve seen & heard multitudes of professional communicators err this way.
I suppose they’re afraid of the sexist charge, but I was always taught to use a masculine word when the sex of the noun is in doubt.

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM

It’s long past time for somebody to sue the federal government for its unconstitutional support of the Pagan religion. It builds churches for Pagans (aka “preserves” or “land grabs”) and forces us non-Pagans to adopt Pagan religious practices (silly light bulbs, “recycling” which accomplishes nothing, giving rodents and other animals liens on our property, etc., etc.): a practice explicitly forbidden in our Constitution.

This must stop before some Pagan whacko successfully gets the government to give the vote to plants, animals, and insects.

landlines on April 20, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Pants on fire!

Skynet became self-aware at 2:14 a.m. eastern time, August 29, 1997. We’ve been screwed for fifteen years!

Akzed on April 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Ah! But that was all changed by killing Miles Dyson. In Terminator 3, it’s today at 8:11 tonight.

John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM

BTW, I plan to celebrate Earth Day by allowing my dogs to urinate on her crust.

John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM

BTW, I plan to celebrate Earth Day by allowing my dogs to urinate on her crust.

John Deaux on April 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM

So you celebrate Earth day .. every day? HAHAHA!

/good dogs

44Magnum on April 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM

I wonder who decides which changes in English are officially correct?

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Me.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:37 PM

I’ve seen & heard multitudes of professional communicators err this way.
I suppose they’re afraid of the sexist charge, but I was always taught to use a masculine word when the sex of the noun is in doubt.

itsnotaboutme on April 20, 2011 at 4:25 PM

You are absolutely correct, but political correctness has long since displaced accuracy as the accepted practice, unfortunately.

I don’t like it either; it is, however, a fact of life.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM

They never mention:
Einhorn – Founder of Earth Day,
Is a murderer.

Haiku Guy on April 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

He has all the right qualifications for a place of honor in the Leftard Pantheon of Great Men. Read up on Kwanzaa founder Maulana “Ron” Karenga to find out about a Leftie hero of similar high personal caliber. (Caliber. Get it?)

Cicero43 on April 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I’m gonna celebrate Earth Day by burning my trash! I will throw out all of my plastic bottles, and steel cans too.

kringeesmom on April 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Just remember, this Friday is ‘Earth Day’! Yes, He who makes all things new was lifted up over the Earth, and all who dwell in it on this day for our salvation, to be with us, this day in Paradise. Pay no attention to the pretenders of the present moment.

Scribbler on April 20, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Watch it happen, its creeping in. Earthday, special recognition for a certain kind of beetle, or tree, or quadraped or whatever. There is a god in each of the items the greenies want protected. It’s called Pantheism. It was replaced way back in time by the Jews who came to believe in the concept of monotheism.

NewsWonk on April 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

So,Earth Day, Gaia and all that.

Brings to mind GK Chesterton:

When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.

How apt in this circumstance.

mr.blacksheep on April 20, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Earth Day makes me want to buy 1000 styrofoam cups, put everything in doubled plastic bags and drive a 1960′s muscle car that gets about 8 miles a gallon.

As for Easter – it’s the best time of the year as a Christian. It’s what it’s all about :)

gophergirl on April 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Makes more sense to go to Wal-Mart and buy 100 incandescent light bulbs.

slickwillie2001 on April 20, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Would be a big deal if it was a Christian holiday. No holiday named after a pagan false god is a Christian holiday in my book. We call it Resurrection Sunday in my church.

Benaiah on April 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM

pedophilia scandal

pedophilia scandal

pedophilia scandal?

Thanks a lot, Christians
Church a good place to leave your kids

Observation on April 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Do not celebrate Ishtar ladies and gentlemen, celebrate Passover. Christ became our Passover not the goddess of fertility known as Ishtar.

Beware those that twist The Word. In particular the Kenites.

True_King on April 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM

I apologize ahead of time if I’m making wrong assumptions.

hillbillyjim on April 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Oh no no not at all I’m going to my daughter’s BYU graduation. It’s on Friday but I’ll be gone all week-end.

But I am grateful for friends. And I am so grateful for others who love the Lord. Thank you.

petunia on April 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Earth day is also Lenin’s Birthday

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on April 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Slime an entire group of people of color based on the actions of a few not ok. Slime and entire religion based on the actions of a few ok.

CWforFreedom on April 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM

pedophilia scandal?

Thanks a lot, Christians
Church a good place to leave your kids

Observation on April 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Care to compare the number of cases between church and public schools?

anuts on April 20, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Thanks a lot, Christians
Church a good place to leave your kids

Observation on April 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Don’t leave them; stay. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

oakland on April 20, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Gaia worship, absolutely. One of the pillars of liberalism.

scotash on April 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Reuse, recycle, REPENT!

ZK on April 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM

I wonder how the tsunami victims in Japan will celebrate Earth Day this year…

the_souse on April 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM