From the November, 2000 issue of Touchstone
Summit of the Gods by Austin Ruse

Summit of the Gods

Ted Turner's Millennium World Peace Summit

by Austin Ruse

Ted Turner has called Christianity a religion for “losers.” He also has urged that adultery be tossed out of the Ten Commandments. And once at a black-tie dinner he made an offensive joke about the pope. Yet Ted Turner also recently convened a world conference of religious and spiritual leaders in New York City.

Turner set the tone of the four-day August meeting on the opening day, bounding energetically toward the main podium in the UN General Assembly Hall to thunderous applause from the reported 800 religious leaders and 1,000 observers. Their adoration grew as he vigorously denounced his childhood Christian fundamen . . .


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