Dr. James Dobson, with Focus on the Family, pleads for our action. An organization has been granted a Federal Hearing on the same subject by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC. Their petition, Number2493, would ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the gospel of our Lord and Savior, on the airwaves of America. They got 287000 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 least1 million signatures. This would defeat their effort an 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 one lady once and lost prayer in our schools 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 an opportunity for the lost to know the Lord. Please press "forward."
you are one of the smartest people i know. why are you hoodwinked by this goofiness?By the way, I'm not sure if the FCC is just an enforcement body. But I believe that's true. By the way, Charlie Brown and Co. have just celebrated fifty whole years of entertaining frustrated overaged children the world over.
let's presuppose that they got 30 million people to sign a petition like this. that's one tenth of the entire population of the us. is that enough to change fcc regulations so dramatically? no. the fcc is a regulating body that, like the irs, enforces laws. if people wanted to eradicate church services from broadcast (which, if you listen to gospel radio stations in chicago, might be tempting), they'd need to go through congress. and that won't happen anytime soon.
and if it did happen soon? i say good. bring it on, baby! get the Church to take Christ seriously, rather than our preachers and musicians and get-rich-with-God-on-our-side philosophies.
here's the rub. we christians are giving God a bad name and establishing a bad witness by jumping every stinking time someone says 'oppression.' please, we aren't being oppressed. not christians in the US today, the most church-friendly nation in the world. saudi arabia, iran, cuba, sudan, somalia, china, pakistan - those are oppressive countries for Christians.
we need to worry about not falling into the trap of being a blemish to Christ by following after every wift of wind, not grounded in truth or reality.
i'm done sermonizing. but please don't send me any more of these forwards (some of them are all right, but the petitioning ones have got to go.)
Jesus loves you, Charles Shultz. You blockhead!