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NFL Player Benjamin Watson Cut Off from CNN Interview after Glorifying Christ

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Dec 03
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New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson was recently interviewed on CNN after posting a response to Ferguson on Facebook that went viral. The interview was reportedly interrupted immediately after Watson publicly spoke about his faith in Jesus Christ, prompting some to wonder if CNN was censoring Watson’s words. 


"The only way to really cure what's on the inside is understanding that Jesus Christ died for our sins," Watson said in the interview. 


CNN Interviewer Brooke Baldwin said she “got it” then the interview went to a green screen The Christian Post reports. 


Baldwin then said, "Just like that, we lost him," later explaining that the satellite window with New Orleans suddenly closed. 


The timing of the interview cutoff prompted some to wonder if CNN was blocking Watson from preaching his faith. A Canada Free Press headline read “Did CNN really cut off Benjamin Watson for saying Jesus is Lord?" A headline from RedState said "What Happens When Benjamin Watson Preaches Jesus on CNN?"


Watson still seemed appreciative of the interview opportunity tweeting, "Great time speaking with @BrookeBCNN this afternoon. Thanks for having me on. #humbled."



Publication date: December 3, 2014