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“CBN is the most influential evangelical Christian organization in the world – without a doubt.” – TERRY HEATON discusses Trump and the Christian Broadcasting Network on Al Jazeera’s The Listening Post

Monday, November 5th, 2018

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly labelled much of mainstream American media “fake news” and the “enemy of the people”. But there are a few outlets that are in Trump’s good books.

It’s common knowledge that Fox News is a soft landing spot for the president, but what’s less well known is the wide-ranging access he, and many members of his administration, offer to the much smaller Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN.

Watch the full program here.

Pat Robertson’s Hurricane “Miracle” – TERRY HEATON in Counterpunch

Friday, September 21st, 2018

My old boss Pat Robertson prayed last week that God would turn Hurricane Florence and move her out to sea without harming the coast. That’s a paraphrase, of course, but a fair representation of the prayer. He “commanded” the thing to move in the name of Jesus, according to the Charlotte Observer. The question is did his prayer work?

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“Propaganda is most powerful when it involves clear protagonists and antagonists.”: THE GOSPEL OF SELF discussed in Jacobin

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Christian television producer Terry Heaton, who worked closely with Pat Robertson on his show The 700 Club, describes him as “a political animal that happens to be a Christian evangelist, broadcaster and television personality.” .

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“Before there was Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, there was Pat Robertson and The 700 Club”: a review of THE GOSPEL OF SELF

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Before there was Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, there was Pat Robertson and The 700 Club. That is this book’s thesis in a sentence.

For those unfamiliar, The 700 Club is a show on the Christian Broadcasting Network that has been on the air since 1966, serving as that network’s flagship program. It presents itself as a news program, yet often features commentary with a heavy evangelical Christian bent on many of its stories. Pat Robertson, a longtime face of the Religious Right, has always been its star. You may remember him for his statements such as blaming 9/11 on feminists, saying Haiti made a pact with the Devil, and calling Muslims Satanic.

And yet, according to The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP, whether these statements had any basis in fact has always been less important than how they help shape the worldview of millions of people who watch his program every day. The factual nature of these commentaries comes in second to the truth that people who identify as evangelical believe, which in turn will cause them to vote for certain people and support or oppose certain causes and issues.

Read the full review at Coffee House Contemplative.

GOSPEL OF SELF is “highly recommended for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of how evangelical Christianity played—and continues to play—such a prominent role in today’s political landscape.”

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

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“This book will help the reader find some answers,” says a review of GOSPEL OF SELF in Patheos

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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TERRY HEATON is cited on TYT Nation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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TERRY HEATON is cited at Vox on the “obsession with Christianity as self-help”

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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“Evangelicals were attracted to the Republican Party because of a self-centered framework inherent in evangelical theology itself.” GOSPEL OF SELF is reviewed at The Gospel Coalition

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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GOSPEL OF SELF is featured on the Christian Democrats podcast

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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“People are living, breathing, and practicing lies.” TERRY HEATON is cited at Occupy Democrats

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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“It’s not surprising that Robertson delivered his followers to the Republican Party. They fell for a huckster the first time.” Patheos reviews GOSPEL OF SELF

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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“I knew where the line was. But that didn’t stop us.” TERRY HEATON is interviewed at Vox

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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“It is middle America’s faith that puts them solidly in Donald Trump’s camp, and nothing other than a faith argument will bring about change.” TERRY HEATON in The Huffington Post

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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TERRY HEATON is in the Huffington Post discussing fake news and the religious right

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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“It is worth, now more than ever, to examine the origins of the movement that sees capitalism and selfishness as a religious virtue.” TERRY HEATON on RISING UP WITH SONALI

Monday, March 13th, 2017

“FEATURING TERRY HEATON: Televangelist Pat Robertson is not happy that Donald Trump is facing mass criticism for his unprofessional, dishonest, and unconstitutional policies. Robertson said recently, “the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America.”

He added, “These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy.”

Trump, whose lifestyle isn’t exactly terribly Christian, has embraced evangelical constituencies and their values as stated by Robertson. It is worth, now more than ever, to examine the origins of the movement that sees capitalism and selfishness as a religious virtue.”

Read the full review here.

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