May 18, 2010
Ted Turner has never been one to keep his opinions to himself.
Sometimes referred to as “The Mouth of the South,” the CNN founder lashed out against religious believers in the past. He once dubbed Christianity a “religion for losers” and wondered aloud whether the Ash Wednesday observers around him at work were “Jesus freaks.” His marriage to Jane Fonda was rumored to become strained when she started finding religion.
And while his stance has certainly mellowed with the years – he apologized for his past comments and joined with churches in 2008 to fight malaria – his suggestion that God may have had a hand in the oil disaster that killed 11 and is threatening the Gulf Coast may take some by surprise.
“Could be,” God’s work, he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “He’s sending us a message.”
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