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Broadcast networks rave about eco-holiday; use resurrection of Christ as excuse for assault on Catholic Church.
By Erin Brown
Easter is the quintessential Christian holiday – the celebration of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. Although it has been celebrated by billions of people around the world for nearly 2,000 years, the mainstream media would rather celebrate the liberal holiday known as “Earth Day” and connect Easter to the abuse scandal that surrounded the Roman Catholic Church.
Holy Week marks the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Christians around the world mark it by attending services, praying and piously observing the holiday.
But in 2010, ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows mentioned “Easter” primarily in connection to the pedophilia scandals that swirled around the Vatican last year, being sure to highlight the “gravest outrage,” “scandal,” “sexual abuse” and “crisis.”
Instead, the networks chose to worship something else: Mother Earth. In contrast to Easter, the 40-year-old eco-holiday Earth Day that focuses on the “plastic lying around the earth” and “going green,” managed to get nothing but positive attention from the broadcast media.
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