CNN – Heroic enough

I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with heroes…except that they are so desperately needed!

Most of you are already aware that CNN has launched a new initiative:  the Freedom Project.  I think it’s fair to say that the project is neither totally heroic (since this is a response to a topic which already draws a huge audience) nor entirely self-serving (since they are attempting to cultivate anti-trafficking responses around the world).

Are they less heroic for serving a popular cause?  Perhaps…but they ARE serving it.

So are Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.  After providing an interview with the Freedom Project earlier this week, their organization, the Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA), was criticised by Fox News in a move that was certainly NOT heroic.  (Click here to read Fox’s critique.)

I am not suggesting that either CNN or DNA is perfect in motive or execution…but they are both creating awareness and momentum, which could help change the tide for people who are exploited!  Would I like them to change things?  Maybe.  Would I like them to stop?  CERTAINLY NOT.

Jesus addresses a similar question in Mark 9:38-41.

38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us41Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.”

I am thankful that there are people and organizations giving their time and talents to serve!  Thanks, CNN…and you, too, Demi and Ashton.

Follow CNN’s regular postings online at!  Learn more about the vision of the project here.


~ by Jennifer Roemhildt Tunehag on April 20, 2011.

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