There is a huge need for newspapers that publish news from a Christian perspective, said outspoken Christian values lobbyist, Errol Naidoo, in an interview in Port Elizabeth today.
During a short preaching visit to PE, Errol, who is president of the Family Policy Insitute (FPI), said that the online Christian news portal, Gateway News, which was launched last Monday, could fill a great need in a society in which many people were becoming fed up with sensationalism, negativity and anti-Christian values in many secular newspapers. He said more and more South Africans were looking for news online but that there was a shortage of relevant news from a Christian perspective.
“If you can provide solid local, national and international news from a Chrisitan perspective you will have a winner,” he said.
Gateway News will be publishing a weekly update from Errol, focusing on the FPI’s ongoing campaigns to defend the family and advance Biblical Christian values in Parliament, the media and general society.
Asked what news issues he felt were particularly relevant to Christians in PE and the Eastern Cape, he said there was a need for Christians to become more educated about political parties’ stances on important issues. He also said Christians should be made aware of pending legislation that impacted on issues of family, faith and freedom so that they would be ready to take a stand when necessary. He said the South African Legal Reform Commission was currently wanting to hear people’s views on the the question of whether or not to legalise prostitution. Likewise he said hate crimes laws were on the agenda and that Christians should be aware of moves by pro-gay movements for the proposed new laws to include provisions that could make it an offense to proclaim Biblical views on homosexulaity.