Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PBS Won't Allow Sectarian Broadcasting

Although the rule has been on the books since 1985, PBS has decided it will not force six PBS stations that currently carry sectarian programming to end their current coverage. However, no more purely religious programming will be allowed on the more than 350 PBS stations across the nation.

The Mass for Shut-Ins in New Orleans & Denver may continue. So may the Mormon devotionals on Brigham Young University's PBS station. Documentaries on religious topics will still be allowed, as well as news coverage of religious events.

Although Federal statute doesn't prohibit religious programming, PBS execs decided they didn't want to give the appearance of an endorsement of faith while using tax payer funds.

Fox News story.

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