Commenting on the cable news network CNN, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that it was founded by the notorious atheist Ted Turner and his mindset, which is "anti-God and anti-Christian," permeates the entire news outlet. This anti-Christian spirit is apparent in CNN's lead anchor, added Bishop Jackson.
"CNN was founded by a renowned, convinced, convicted atheist," said Bishop Jackson on his Nov. 15 radio program, The Awakening. "Ted Turner, as far as I know, has not changed his mind."
"Ted Turner said that Christianity was ridiculous," remarked the bishop. "The idea of somebody dying on the Cross, he ridiculed. He thought is was preposterous, that only stupid people could believe some nonsense like that. That’s right, that’s Ted Turner, the founder of CNN."
Ted Turner, a multi-billionaire, has made numerous anti-Christian comments over the years. At a humanist gathering in 1990, Turner infamously said, "Christianity is a religion for losers."
“That spirit, that anti-Christ anointing is still on that thing [CNN], which is why their lead anchor is who he is," said Bishop Jackson. "I don’t need to go any further than that. But he’s a confused young man and it’s because that spirit of atheism and anti-God and anti-Christian mindset just permeates that thing."
"So they’re not going to get anything right because when you’re that off -- see, I really believe this -- when you’re off spiritually like that, it’s very hard to get anything else right," he said.
Bishop Jackson, a Protestant, is the head pastor of Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Va. He also is the founder and president of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True to America's National Destiny), a conservative group whose mission is "to unite Americans as one nation under God for the preservation and defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage and values, Constitution, free market economy, national security and the freedom of every citizen."