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Reilly, Bozell and Other Conservative Leaders Speak Out on Manufactured Chick-Fil-A Controversy

Christian and conservative leaders are speaking out against anti-Christian media bias in recent coverage of Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy's defense of marriage. More than 20 organizational leaders spoke out through the Citizens Against Religious Bigotry coalition, led by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and including Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. Bozell serves on the CNS board of directors.
"The controversy over Chick-fil-A exposed the rampant anti-Christian bias and First Amendment double standard characteristic of liberal media," reads a statement from the group. "What began with Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan Cathy’s unremarkable comments affirming his family’s belief in the traditional definition of marriage swiftly and loudly escalated into a contrived culture war fueled by the liberal media."
Reilly said:
It's hypocrisy!  The "mainstream" news media are quick to defend First Amendment protections for journalists, but they wilfully disregard and even scoff at First Amendment freedoms for religious believers.  Here's news for the New York Times: the family is a much older and stronger institution than yours, and God is not dead.
The Acton Institute's Fr. Robert Sirico, "Catholic Channel" director Father Jonathan Morris, Program Director of "The Catholic Channel," National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown, and others also commented. Click here to read their statements.

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