In recent years, the liberal media has attempted to keep the name of Jesus off of their networks at any cost. On Sunday, NBC joined the attack on Christianity by editing out Houston Texans’ quarterback CJ Stroud’s statement about Jesus.
After the Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns 45-14, NBC Sports sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen spoke to the 22-year-old rookie who had just become the youngest quarterback ever to win an NFL playoff game. When asked about his achievement, Stroud, like many athletes, started by giving the honor to Jesus.
“First and foremost, I just want to give all glory and praise to my Lord, Jesus Christ,” said Stroud, “I mean, it’s been amazing, being in this city as short as I’ve been, but the love that I’ve got; I really just be doing it for Houston, man. People back home, I’m blessed enough to be in the position I am and blessed enough to be playing at a high level right now and we got to just keep it going.”
When NBC posted the clip on X, the clip was missing Stroud’s opening praise of Jesus. Instead, the clip skipped straight to him talking about how amazing the city of Houston was.
NBC edited out Houston QB CJ Stroud's praise of Jesus Christ in their post-game interview posted to X.
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 17, 2024
The edited video got a lot of backlash from fans on X.
So you cut and chopped out him giving thanks to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Wow… won’t be supporting NBC any longer. https://t.co/wVhltkDg8C
— O (@TheeCoachO) January 15, 2024
Even non-Christians called out the network for their obvious censorship.
I am not religious. But completely ridiculous you edit out his faith, for him the most important part of his answer. Unacceptable.
Can't let kids see that an amazing young man and incredible athlete they look up to has a strong religious belief system right?
— Jared Willis (@Jwill2557601) January 18, 2024
While many question NBC’s actions, it’s clear that the name of Jesus makes some people uncomfortable or fearful. More companies, including news outlets, try to cater to everyone else’s beliefs except Christians.
For this reason, the mainstream media does not want the name of Jesus mentioned on air. There have been other occasions when the media has edited a football player thanking Jesus.
Liberal media giant CNN did the same thing during an interview with NFL’s Benjamin Watson in 2014. When the New Orleans Saints tight end spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin about sin being the issue in America instead of race relations, it hit a nerve with the woke network.
“The only way to really cure what’s on the inside is understanding that Jesus Christ died for our sins,” Watson told Baldwin.
Baldwin interrupted Watson, telling him she “got it” before the player’s screen went blank.
“Just like that, we lost him,” Baldwin told viewers.