Ted Turner Regrets Anti-Christian Comment

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 10:30 AM

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CNN founder Ted Turner, “The Mouth of the South,” isn’t roaring these days with anti-Christian remarks. In fact, he’s eating a little humble pie.

Asked in an interview with Time magazine if he still thinks, as he said in 1989, that “Christianity is a religion for losers,” Turner said: “No. That was probably my most unfortunate comment. I apologized for it . . . I didn’t mean to hurt anybody’s feelings with that, but it did hurt people’s feelings and I’m sorry.”

But he said he has no regrets about his marriage to Oscar-winner Jane Fonda, which ended in 2001.

“I would have liked for it to have lasted. But you can’t always stay in the place where you’d like to be. We’re good friends. We talk to each other almost every week.”

The ex-media mogul, whose new memoir is “Call Me Ted,” did have a hard-hitting response regarding the federal bailout program: “When I was running CNN, we never had any money and I never asked for a bailout. Where does it end? AIG, you know, they need $40 billion more and we . . . gave them $100 billion last week, didn’t we? It’s just ridiculous.

“And now General Motors. They said we’re going to give them $25 billion to retool. Retool what?”

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