The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Telecinco links the church leader to a police macro-operation against child pornography. Evangelical representatives ask the national tv broadcaster to rectify publicly.
Dean Baquet says newspapers fail to understand the central role that faith plays in the everyday life of many citizens.
A column at El Pais says evangelicals have an “obsession with homosexuality” after lending credibility to a fake Pentecostal website. The article causes hundreds of anti-evangelical comments on Facebook. Ombudswoman answers to complaint of Evangelical Alliance.
“It can’t be untrue, it was written by a Christian”, “At least the Gospel gets preached!”, and other weak excuses we are tempted to make.
False informative articles that are able to hit a nerve have great success on the media and social networks. It’s an old way of manipulation into which Christians fall with surprising ease.