When I read that the Rockefeller Foundation has recently presided over the creation of a new international journalism group to “advance reporting on religion”, I could only wonder what the advancement might look like.
Maria Lopez, senior religion writer at La Vanguardia in Barcelona, Spain, said the goal is to help journalists write “with accuracy, fairness and balance” on a complex topic. You say complex?
This is the same fine group that has done its best to promote its position on climate change by influencing the same folks. For some reason, I have a hunch it is not to encourage free speech. Then last night I caught Mark Levin, who played this video clip and I thought these two reports go together nicely, in case we have forgotten what this election will mean to us.
First, the so-called “Department of Justice” clip:
DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law
Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee.
Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks.
“Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times.
Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question…
The Rockefeller Foundation has recently presided over the creation of a new international journalism group to “advance reporting on religion”, the AP reports.
The stated goal of the newly created International Association of Religion Journalists? In the words of the steering committee’s chair Maria-Paz Lopez: to help journalists write “with accuracy, fairness and balance” on all religious matters.
Teaming up with the Association of Religion Data Archives, the international group launched its website, describing itself as “the world’s first international body of religion journalists provides editors, reporters and analysts with the tools, resources and support to promote accurate, fair and balanced reporting on religion worldwide.”
“The International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) was founded by leading journalists from 23 countries in six continents at a meeting at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy. Nearly 400 journalists from more than 90 nations have been accepted into the new organization.”, the group’s website states.
Under the header “A Global Voice”, the group states that “global religion journalism comes with great responsibility.”
What excellent coincidence that the Rockefeller Foundation came along to preside over the creation of this global group, ensuring a flying start. Or is it?
In the course of many decades several arms of the Rockefeller corpus have went out of their way to somehow co-opt religion, hoping to bring the flocks towards accepting climate change as being man-made.
In their 2010 review of grants extended from 2005 to 2010, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund admits to funding so-called “non-green voices”- meaning people outside the environmental community- to sell man-made climate change doctrine to their respective communities.
These voices include mayors, governors, “national security hawks”, military leaders and… evangelicals.
It seems that the Rockefellers have now added religion journalists to that list.
H/T and more at:Intelhub