Survey: Majority of Christians Hate Christian TV
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Jun 07
Pastor David Wright, chief executive of DoersTV.com, polled his channel's more than 100,000 Facebook fans to find out what they thought of Christian TV -- and was shocked to discover the majority said they hate it and do not watch it, the Christian Post reports. Wright said 90 percent of the feedback to his poll was negative, and comments by respondents indicated several major turn-offs about Christian TV: too much begging for money and fundraising telethons, false prosperity teachers manipulating people for donations, a lack of quality programming, and a lack of integrity of the Christian leaders being broadcast. Wright said he was "flabbergasted" by the responses. "I kind of expected there would be those Christians who thought Christian TV was too boring or not relevant for the times, but I never would have imagined the disdain thousands of Christians have for Christian TV," he said. "Unfortunately, the greed for money has replaced the need for ministry among many of our ministers and Christian TV networks. ... We can't have pastors indulging in sin and expect people not to be turned off."