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Rick Warren Smacks Down 'Disingenuous' Media for 'Bait and Switch' Exploitation of Christian Holidays

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<p>When ABC’s Jake Tapper held up Andrew’s Sullivan’s “Forget the Church, Follow Jesus” Newsweek cover story on how, as Tapper described Sullivan’s premise, “American Christianity is in a ‘crisis,’ it’s too focused on politics and policy, too little on spirituality,” Pastor Rick Warren took the opportunity to air “a little personal gripe.” <br /><br />He contended: “I think it’s disingenuous that magazines like Newsweek know that their circulation goes up at Christmas and Easter if they put a spiritual issue on the cover, but it’s always bait and switch. They never tell the stories, never tell the stories of what good the church is doing.”</p><p>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/04/08/rick-warren-smacks-…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</p>