CCRF Chair Calls On Global News to Act On Reporter’s Anti-Faith Bigotry
TORONTO – Global News reporter Christina Stevens should be held to account for her disgraceful anti-faith attacks, made during a recent interview with a Toronto District School Board trustee, says the Canadian Council of Religious Freedom (CCRF).
In a letter to Global News Senior Vice President Barb Williams, CCRF Chair Father Geoffrey Korz outlined the Council’s concerns over Stevens’ attack on the traditional faith and cultural values expressed by Toronto school trustee Sam Sotiropoulos regarding the issue of ‘transgenderism’ in public schools.
Following the aggressive interview, the Global reporter physically pursued Mr. Sotiropoulos through the halls of the TDSB building.
“We are demanding that Global News act on this matter, just as actively as they would act on an attack by a reporter against any other identifiable group,” said Father Korz.
“We are calling on Global Vice President Barb Williams (a) to issue a public apology for the aggressive, anti-faith actions of reporter Christina Stevens, and to suspend Ms. Stevens from covering any stories touching on traditional faiths or cultures, until such time as she completes some sensitivity training,” he said.
Media coverage demands professionalism, and Ms. Stevens displayed contempt for the idea of unbiased journalism, or respect for the voice of traditional faith groups, he added.
The CCRF is still awaiting a response from Global News.
Read the CCRF letter to Global News here.
View the original Stevens interview here.