Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NBC Remains Silent, the Public Does Not

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After NBC's pathetic Sunday afternoon "apology" if they "offended anyone" by editing out "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance in their opening segment to the US Open, we immediately spoke out on the issue. Some in the Christian community initially questioned our criticism of their actions, saying it was understandable in the context.

Things can always be rationalized or "understood" when viewed from a relativistic worldview. This is not acceptable behavior using so-called "publicly" owned airwaves. A major US television network should do better.

NBC has remained silent, but the public has not. Yesterday, leaders and organizations were joining in a growing chorus of objection to their actions.

ACLJ released a statement saying: “The phrase 'under God' is not a throw-away line, an afterthought. It's been a critical part of the Pledge for more than half a century – a time-honored tradition.”

“NBC and the USGA spent a great deal of time and money chronicling the history and heritage of America's most prestigious golf event. You'd think they'd get it – that America's history and heritage must be chronicled correctly – and that includes keeping the phrase – 'under God' – in the Pledge of Allegiance."

Yesterday we launched an effort, along with other like minded organizations, to convince NBC not to air the scheduled weekly series "The Playboy Club" on Friday evenings this fall.

Thank you for the immediate response. People from Hawaii to Florida and certainly around the Northwest are signing our pledge.

We are asking you to take a stand and pledge not to watch the show should they air the program as scheduled. And if so, you would boycott the advertisers.

If you have not joined us in this effort please do. We need you to stand with us. Click here to join the Pledge. You can click here to read yesterday's blog about the effort.

There is a time to be silent and there is a time to speak. This is a time to speak.

Thanks for standing for what is right. God bless you.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Prayerful.

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