Saturday, August 5, 2006


My sister, bless her heart, forwarded this to me. I thought I’d post it and then make my comments at the end. It was this e-mail that prompted my last couple of posts.


Dr Dobson & CBS Response

Apparently we are to be allowed to watch TV
programs that use every foul word in the English
language, but not the word "God." It will only
take a minute to read this and see if you think
you should send it out


CBS discontinued "Touched by an Angel" for using
the word God in every program. Madeline Murray
O'Hare, an atheist, successfully managed to
eliminate the use of Bible reading from public
schools a few years ago.

Now her organization has been granted a federal
hearing on the same subject by the Federal
Communication Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC.

Their petition, Number 2493, would ultimately pave
the way to stop the reading of the gospel our Lord
and Savior, on the airwaves of America.

They got 287,000 signatures to back their stand!
If this attempt is successful, all Sunday worship
! services being broadcast on the radio or by
television will be stopped. This group is also
campaigning to remove all Christmas programs and
Christmas carols from public schools!

You as a Christian can help!

We are praying for at least 1 million signatures. This would
defeat their effort and show that there are many Christians
alive, well and concerned about our country. As Christians
we must unite on this. Please don 't take this lightly.

We ignored this lady once and lost prayer in our
school and in offices across the nation

Please stand up for your religious freedom and let
your voice be heard. Together we can make a
difference in our country while creating a way for
the lost to know the Lord.

Please press "forward", and forward this to
everyone that you think should read this.
Now, please sign your name at the bottom ( you
can only add your name afteryou have pressed the
Don't delete any other names, just go to the next
number and type your name and state. Please defeat this
organization and keep the right of our freedom of religion.

REMEMBER! : Our country was founded on freedom of religion
and our Constitution is based on the 10 Commandments.


Agree or Delete: Instructions to sign are at the bottom.





I deleted the portion of the e-mail that included the names of the folks who signed this turkey. I have to admit I didn’t find sis’s name. Thank you Goddess. There were almost two thousand names. And the typical chain mail threat of if you don’t forward this, we’ll lose all these names. Yo, just check your sent mail option. The names are still there.


Touched by An Angel: A not bad TV series that had a nine season run. Actually, I was more into the X-Files, But that’s just me. That’s fine long run for any show. Heck MASH only ran two more seasons. Either the ratings started to go down or the people involved with the show pulled the plug because they’d gone as far as they could go with the idea. Talk about your conspiracy theory.


The petition: Really does or did exist. In 1974. And it didn’t have anything to do with banning reading the scripture or mentioning God on TV. It did concern limiting the granting of access to channels reserved for education to religious groups that weren’t teaching institutions. And it was denied in 1975. This urban legend is older than any of my nephews. Actually it’s been plaguing the FCC longer than either of my sisters have been married.


Dr. Dobson: While I don’t have any use for the good psychiatrist-not theologian-or his group Focus on Family, there appears to be no link between him or anything in this e-mail. I’m not sure how he got linked to this and from the comments I found on a link on his groups web site, they don’t know either.


I wrote about my opinion of prayer in schools in my last post.


Ms. O'Hare has been dead since the mid-nineties and didn't have anything to do with the original petition.


Uh, the current president hasn’t had much luck with any other amendment ideas the last few years. I repeat-as long as there are tests, there WILL be prayers in school. They just won’t be repeated over the com system.


First time I’ve heard the  Bill of Rights linked to the Ten Commandments. About all they have in commen is that there are ten of each.


Only in America. L



visionarydiva1 said...

I would have to really sit down and concentrate on this one but I will say that I think that ppl. get to involved in stuff like this....meaning why would anyone advocate for a show (or prayers in school) to be banned when you simply don't have to participate or watch.....just my opinion.


toonguykc said...

Why can't Christians be secure in their faith?  Why do they need icons and dogma on every street corner and in government buildings?  Do they think I'll change my beliefs by seeing a portrait of Jesus as I renew my driver's license?  SIGH


lightyears2venus said...

This post and the spaghetti one are great stuff.  No time for deep thoughts or clever responses, but just to let you know I'm reading and enjoying.  Thanks for sharing.

tenyearnap said...

Why is "Focus on Family" so hell-bent on destroying mine?