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“How Pat Robertson’s Christian TV empire created a “shadow government”—an interview with Terry Heaton, author of THE GOSPEL OF SELF in Salon

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Former Christian broadcaster Terry Heaton on how “The 700 Club” pushed the Republican Party toward Donald Trump

Last week Donald Trump shared a message on Twitter from a racist conspiracy theorist proclaiming that he, the president, was viewed by Jewish people as the “Second Coming of God” and the “King of Israel.”

The mytho-religious aspects of this “endorsement” likely have no meaning for Donald Trump. Such claims matter to Trump primarily because they stroke his megalomania. Trump the malignant narcissist authoritarian and fascist seeks out praise from wherever it may come. As such, Donald Trump frequently praises himself in the grandest and most absurd terms possible: for example, Trump’s looking to the sky last week as if looking for a sign from God and then telling journalists and the world that he is in fact the “chosen one.”

Read the full interview here.

“CBN is the most influential evangelical Christian organization in the world – without a doubt.” – TERRY HEATON discusses Trump and the Christian Broadcasting Network on Al Jazeera’s The Listening Post

Monday, November 5th, 2018

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly labelled much of mainstream American media “fake news” and the “enemy of the people”. But there are a few outlets that are in Trump’s good books.

It’s common knowledge that Fox News is a soft landing spot for the president, but what’s less well known is the wide-ranging access he, and many members of his administration, offer to the much smaller Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN.

Watch the full program here.

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