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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Christian Group Says NBC Pulling A Show With Low Ratings Indicates The Power Of Their Pressure; Will & Grace Say Otherwise

Oh, please!

The American Family Association, the fanatical anti-gay group that claims to be the largest Christian, "pro-family" group in the nation (but is actually a hateful fringe group that bilks lamb-eyed conservatives out of money in the name of religious fervor), is taking credit for NBC's decision to put the show "Book of Daniel" on hiatus. Actually, NBC has not said they plan to cancel the show at all — that's just what the group's President claims in his letter below. Exactly how Christian is it to blatantly lie?

An NBC spokeswoman said NBC is dropping the show from the schedule due to poor ratings but stopped short of saying the show is cancelled. Let's look back and see how many watered-down, family-oriented shows with Christian themes were dropped when nobody watched them, either. Was that a statement about what people thought was trash?

When you people succeed in getting NBC to cancel "Will & Grace," I'll take notice.


Because of Your Efforts, NBC Cancels 'Book of Daniel'

The Book of Daniel cancelled! Your efforts, combined with those of hundreds of thousands of other AFA Online supporters, had an impact.

NBC's decision to pull The Book of Daniel shows the power of the pocketbook. NBC didn't want to eat their economic losses. Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept The Book of Daniel on the air. Because of your efforts, the sponsors dropped the program. NBC then decided it didn't want to continue the fight.

Even an impassioned plea by Daniel's producer Jack Kenny could not match your participation. "Ordinarily, I would never ask anyone to do this, but the AFA and bullies like them are hard at work to try and prevent you from seeing these beautiful shows, and that is censorship — pure and simple. And that is both un-Christian and un-American," Kenny wrote. His attitude is typical in today’s society. Non-Christians telling Christians what is Christian.

People like Kenny don't want people like you to have a voice. They want to deny you the right to get involved. You are supposed to sit back and take the trash. And when you do speak up they call you names.

This shows us that we don't have to simply sit back and take the trash, but we can get involved and fight back with our pocketbooks. I want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent emails to NBC and the thousands who called and emailed their local affiliates.

Thanks for caring enough to get involved!

Sincerely,

"Big Daddy Don" (editor's note: added to make a point)
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

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