Diversity while Christian programs are axed

Here are two different articles that end up being about the same thing.
I saw the news that NPR is axing Christian radio programs yesterday. Here is an exerpt that explains why it has decided that no shows about Christianity will be allowed on air.

NPR changes format

The rule, which takes effect May 1, means that any NPR stations carrying religious programming must cease and desist that programming as of that date. In explaining its decision in a similar matter, PBS — another federally funded media outlet — says it “places a high value on presenting diverse perspectives, as opposed to rigidly adhering to any single political or religious point of view.” Allowing such programming, it continues, “would cause the public’s trust in PBS to erode, along with the value of the brand.”

It doesn’t seem like much and it could be that it will stop all religious shows, including Judaism, Islamic, Buddhist, etc and all music that is based on religion. We will have to see what ends up happening.

But, then I noticed this press release from a few days ago. It announces the names of those who will be on the fairness diversity committee. I notice that as many groups that are represented there are no Christian groups represented. Yet, Christians can be the most persecuted groups in the world. Also, how afraid are you to wear or present your faith in public?

From Radio Ink

Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps has announced the full membership of the commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age….(names on on committee)Copps said, “I am extremely pleased to announce the membership of this vital Advisory Committee, which will provide an important and independent voice for strengthening our commitment to diversity. The sad truth is that the diversity of this great nation is not reflected in the ownership of its media and telecommunications facilities. The time has come to chart a new course, to roll up our sleeves and get to work to craft sustainable solutions.”

By the way, the meeting is on May 7th at 10AM and is open to the public. Anyone in the DC area that can attend should and speak for us since no one else will speak for us.


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