CNN's Spurlock's Double Standard: Christians 'Not Tolerant'; Helps Muslim Lobby Against Bill
CNN's Morgan Spurlock followed in the footsteps of Christiane Amanpour on the 11 May 2014 edition of Inside Man by giving faithful Christians much more harsh treatment than practicing Muslims. Spurlock denounced a pro-traditional marriage sermon by the pastor of a mega-church: "Being somebody who has a lot of friends and family who are homosexuals, it's hard to believe that there's only one way. And it's part of the problem that I have with religion in general."
By contrast, the TV personality sympathized with the apparent plight of Muslims in Tennessee – despite Islam's own condemnation of homosexuality. Spurlock zeroed in on a Muslim woman who has "witnessed the groundswell of Islamophobia first hand," and helped her lobby against a proposed legislation in the Tennessee statehouse:
MORGAN SPURLOCK (voice-over): Today, Renziya [Suleyman] and I are lobbying against an education bill....that could limit the teaching of minority achievements in school curriculum....
RENZIYA SULEYMAN: I can say that we are going to count on your support?
REP. JOE PITTS, (D), CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE: A hundred and ten percent.
REP. JASON POWELL, (D), NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Yeah – thank you.
REP. HAROLD LOVE, JR., (D), NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Thank you – so good to see you.
SPURLOCK: Nice job. (high-fives Suleyman) She killed it.