Are you now, or have you ever been a member of a Christian church? That should be the question asked before anybody can do business with the US government.
It has come out that an outfit called Grace Digital Media and their subsidiary Federal News Service have gotten a government contract to provide a television studio for producing an Arab language satellite news service. ZNet has details in an article by Russell Mokhiber (editor of Corporate Crime Reporter) and Robert Weissman, his co-author of the book Corporate Predators: The Hunt for MegaProfits and the Attack on Democracy. Our pal Brian Flemming is also properly unpleased.
In case you are not yet properly incensed, Grace Digital Media means “grace” as in “by the grace of God.” God. Did you hear that? The person who runs the thing is a fundamentalist Christian name of Cheryl Reagan. If that isn’t bad enough, she is pro-Israel. To top it off, when Mokhiber and Weissman wanted to talk to her she was vacationing IN ISRAEL!!!
Now Grace Digital Media is only providing the studio, not the editorial staff. Still, a legitimate writer or anchor might see a Bible in the breakroom, or even be witnessed to by a camera man. Besides being offensive in itself, this could possibly rub off even accidentally and corruptly influence adherents of the Religion of Peace.
This is so wrong. Somebody needs to investigate. They can’t be allowed to get away with this.
It’s unconstitutional. It says right in the US Constitution that only atheists are allowed to do business with the government. Says it right there in the back somewhere.