Saturday, September 30, 2006

NBC Spews Hatred, Censors Veggie Tales

Apparently, the animated children's show Veggie Tales is too offensive to show without editing. NBC censored parts of the program because they contained verses from the Bible and references to God. Those were considered offensive by NBC.

First, NBC said the cuts were to make the show the right length of time. According to Veggie Tales creator and editor, Phil Vischer, "The show wasn't too long, it was too Christian. The show was already cut down to the proper length, so timing had nothing to do with it."

Then, NBC issued another statement saying, "NBC is committed to the positive messages and universal values of Veggie Tales. Our goal is to reach as broad an audience as possible with these positive messages while being careful not to advocate any one religious point of view."

It seems that NBC doesn't apply that same standard to the religion of secular humanism or atheism.

In its new program Studio 60 which is a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional show a la Saturday Night Live, NBC aggressively attacks Christianity as a bunch of radical, right-wing nut jobs. In the premiere episode "Crazy Christians", the show mocks Christians, Christian beliefs, and even Jesus Christ himself. Even a character on the show who is supposed to be a "Christian" regularly uses profanity and writes comedy for the fictional show that bashes Christianity. This character's boyfriend compared Christians to the Ku Klux Klan.

More information on this story here.

Please send an e-mail to NBC here on the American Family Association's web site.

Please e-mail this story to as many people as you can. If we don't stand up to this kind of duplicity, hatred, and bigotry, we will be forced into silence.

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