Archive for the ‘Discovery Channel’ Category

Enough

March 8, 2007

Please call the Discovery Channel and protest their perennial Easter season installment of anti-Christian bigotry.

The Discovery Channel’s phone # is 240-662-2000. Senior Executive Vice President, Mark Hollinger’s direct extension is 5495. President and CEO, David Zaslav’s extension is not available, so you’ll have to leave a message with an operator for him. Please be civil and thoughtful in your comments.

This was my message:

The Discovery channel’s anti-Christian bias is plainly evident in it’s entertainment of fanciful theories that contradict the Christian Gospel which air with increasing intensity around the Christmas and Easter seasons each
year.

It’s not a secret that James Cameron was only the spokesman for “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” and that the real driving force behind the program is Orthodox Judaic, Simcha Jacobovici.

Does the Discovery Channel plan to air programming on Jacobovici’s religion, Orthodox Judaism, equally critical and in equal amounts around the “Jewish” high holy days as it does on Christianity during it’s holy days? If the past is any indicator, the answer to that question is a very clear, no.

So the Discovery Channel is most accurately regarded as a very biased platform for criticism of Christianity and protection of Orthodox Judaism. And I will remain energetic in organizing boycotts of Discovery Communications, Inc., Cox Communications and Advance/Newhouse Communications until that problem is corrected.

To Jacobovici, an Orthodox Jew and established documentary filmmaker …

“all the films I make are Jewish because I bring that sensibility to it.”

http://www.simchaj.ca/blog/AboutSimcha/_archives/2004/4/3/905445.html

Indeed, Jacobovici’s “Jewish” sensibility is plain to see in his attacks against Christianity. And I’ve had enough such “Jewish” sensibility to last several lifetimes.

Enough

March 8, 2007

Please call the Discovery Channel and protest their perennial Easter season installment of anti-Christian bigotry.

The Discovery Channel’s phone # is 240-662-2000. Senior Executive Vice President, Mark Hollinger’s direct extension is 5495. President and CEO, David Zaslav’s extension is not available, so you’ll have to leave a message with an operator for him. Please be civil and thoughtful in your comments.

This was my message:

The Discovery channel’s anti-Christian bias is plainly evident in it’s entertainment of fanciful theories that contradict the Christian Gospel which air with increasing intensity around the Christmas and Easter seasons each year.

It’s not a secret that James Cameron was only the spokesman for “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” and that the real driving force behind the program is Orthodox Judaic, Simcha Jacobovici.

Does the Discovery Channel plan to air programming on Jacobovici’s religion, Orthodox Judaism, equally critical and in equal amounts around the “Jewish” high holy days as it does on Christianity during it’s holy days? If the past is any indicator, the answer to that question is a very clear, no.

So the Discovery Channel is most accurately regarded as a very biased platform for criticism of Christianity and protection of Orthodox Judaism. And I will remain energetic in organizing boycotts of Discovery Communications, Inc., Cox Communications and Advance/Newhouse Communications until that problem is corrected.

To Jacobovici, an Orthodox Jew and established documentary filmmaker …

“all the films I make are Jewish because I bring that sensibility to it.”

http://www.simchaj.ca/blog/AboutSimcha/_archives/2004/4/3/905445.html

Indeed, Jacobovici’s “Jewish” sensibility is plain to see in his attacks against Christianity. And I’ve had enough such “Jewish” sensibility to last several lifetimes.

Cause for Celebration in India and Shame in the U.S.

March 8, 2007

This is what’s possible when Catholics actually DO something. Perhaps U.S. Catholics would benefit if some Indian missionaries came here to show them how it’s done.

Discovery India pulls showing of ‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ documentary

MUMBAI (CNA): The Discovery Channel has announced that it will not broadcast the “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” in India after protests from various Christian groups, led by the Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum, the India Catholic News Service reports.

The documentary, directed by Simcha Jacobovici and produced by James Cameron, had its worldwide premier on Sunday.

Protesters said the documentary, which claims to have found the burial place of Jesus, his alleged wife, Mary Magdalene, and their son, Judas, trivializes the Christian faith.

Father Babu Joseph, the spokesman for the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, said in a statement against the film, “the documentary is not based on proven historical fact. Historically speaking, evidences closer to the event have more authenticity than evidences dished out after 2000 years. According to Biblical and non-Biblical sources, it has been believed that Jesus rose from the dead, and that is the basis of entire Christian faith and tradition.”

Numerous archeological experts, such as the internationally renowned Holy Land archeologist, Professor Amos Kloner have also criticized the documentary. Kloner, who revealed the findings of the very same dig 10 years ago, criticized the filmmakers’ marketing strategy and said it is not based on proof, the Jerusalem Post reported last week.

Kloner said a similar film was released 11 years ago, and the new film, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, is simply a renewed effort to create controversy in order to make a profit.

The Discovery Channel’s Delhi office reportedly expressed regret for offending the Christian community.

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6493

Cause for Celebration in India and Shame in the U.S.

March 8, 2007

This is what’s possible when Catholics actually DO something. Perhaps U.S. Catholics would benefit if some Indian missionaries came here to show them how it’s done.

Discovery India pulls showing of ‘Lost Tomb of Jesus’ documentary

MUMBAI (CNA): The Discovery Channel has announced that it will not broadcast the “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” in India after protests from various Christian groups, led by the Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum, the India Catholic News Service reports.

The documentary, directed by Simcha Jacobovici and produced by James Cameron, had its worldwide premier on Sunday.

Protesters said the documentary, which claims to have found the burial place of Jesus, his alleged wife, Mary Magdalene, and their son, Judas, trivializes the Christian faith.

Father Babu Joseph, the spokesman for the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, said in a statement against the film, “the documentary is not based on proven historical fact. Historically speaking, evidences closer to the event have more authenticity than evidences dished out after 2000 years. According to Biblical and non-Biblical sources, it has been believed that Jesus rose from the dead, and that is the basis of entire Christian faith and tradition.”

Numerous archeological experts, such as the internationally renowned Holy Land archeologist, Professor Amos Kloner have also criticized the documentary. Kloner, who revealed the findings of the very same dig 10 years ago, criticized the filmmakers’ marketing strategy and said it is not based on proof, the Jerusalem Post reported last week.

Kloner said a similar film was released 11 years ago, and the new film, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, is simply a renewed effort to create controversy in order to make a profit.

The Discovery Channel’s Delhi office reportedly expressed regret for offending the Christian community.

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=6493

"Lost Tomb of Jesus": The Talmud Makes its Way to the Discovery Channel

February 27, 2007

Essay by Michael A. Hoffman:

http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2007/02/lost-tomb-of-jesus-talmud-makes-its-way.html

"Lost Tomb of Jesus": The Talmud Makes its Way to the Discovery Channel

February 27, 2007

Essay by Michael A. Hoffman:

http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2007/02/lost-tomb-of-jesus-talmud-makes-its-way.html