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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2006, 07:08:54 PM »

Hello Pastor Roger,

I thought about watching the show just for curiosity, but I decided not to because I knew that I would simply get angry. I would simply hope that NBC pays big for airing this filth and thinking that the average American family would tolerate something so outrageous.

So, I will participate in more petitions, email campaigns, boycotts, and any other reasonable method of teaching NBC and advertisers to put this filth where it belongs - THE GARBAGE CAN!

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1 John 1:7 NASB  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2006, 09:45:36 PM »

I'll be honest brothers. While I do not appreciate the mocking of Christ anymore than you, it gives me joy to know that it is occuring, because it is a sign of the times. We are plunging headlong toward the end of this age, and it's wonderful to watch prophecy being fulfilled, horrid as some of the events themselves may be.
I agree LittlePilgrim, I think 2006 is going to be a year to remember.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2006, 09:38:48 PM »

More good news. It pays to stand up and say something.

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Advertisers drop 'Book of Daniel'
Protests continue against NBC show about 'Christian' family
Posted: January 10, 2006
8:26 p.m. Eastern

Three of the five national advertisers that had commercials run during the debut airing of NBC's controversial "Book of Daniel" will no longer advertise on the program, states the organization leading the protest against the show.

According to American Family Association, just five advertisers ran spots during the program's two-hour premier on Friday night and at least one of those got bargain-basement rates for the commercials the day before.

"Three of the five companies whose ads placed on the show said they would refrain from future episodes," said a statement from AFA. "Chattem (Gold Bond, Icy Hot), Combe Inc. (Just For Men) and H&R Block said they would no longer advertise on the program."

AFA says the five companies, which also include Mazda and Burlington Coat Factory, came under fire from consumers who believe the content of "Book of Daniel" is "disrespectful to people of the Christian faith."

As WorldNetDaily reported, "The Book of Daniel," written by a homosexual, is being promoted as the only show on television in which Jesus appears as a recurring character and the only network prime-time drama series with a regular male "gay" character, a 23-year-old Republican son. The main character, Daniel Webster, is a troubled, pill-popping Episcopal priest.

Touted as the riskiest show of the year, it includes a wife who relies on mid-day martinis, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter. At the office, the priest's lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

"NBC lost a lot of money on this show that got a dismal 2.7 Nielson rating," said Randy Sharp, director of special projects for AFA. "To mainstream corporate advertisers, this show clearly has leprosy written all over it. The healthy thing to do is avoid it."

After last week's public outcry, two NBC affiliates said they would not air the program, WTWO in Terre Haute, Ind., and KARK in Little Rock, Ark.

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2006, 09:54:17 PM »

YEAH!!!!

Thank you for letting us know Pastor Roger.  Cheesy

Though I wonder, how much longer television is going to keep showing smut.
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2006, 09:59:53 PM »

YEAH!!!!

Thank you for letting us know Pastor Roger.  Cheesy

Though I wonder, how much longer television is going to keep showing smut.

As long as Christians do nothing about it.

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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2006, 10:37:28 AM »

Two more NBC affiliates close the book on Daniel

Two more NBC affiliates chose not to air the network's new drama The Book of Daniel, which features an Episcopal priest with a gay son, the network said Friday. Four affiliates nationally have rejected the series, and conservative Christian groups have campaigned against it.

KBTV in Beaumont, Texas, and WGBC in Meridian, Miss., were the latest stations to reject the series. Earlier, NBC affiliates KARK in Little Rock, Ark., and WTWO in Terre Haute, Ind., said they wouldn't air it. NBC has 230 affiliates nationally, and a spokeswoman noted that the four affiliates make up less than 1% of NBC's national audience. The series stars Aidan Quinn as the Reverend Daniel Webster and depicts him as talking regularly with Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2006, 10:44:32 AM »

Channel 4 pulls 'Book of Daniel'


WSMV-Channel 4 pulled the new NBC show The Book of Daniel after the network rejected a Channel 4 request to air it overnight instead of during "family viewing time," WSMV General Manager Elden Hale Jr. said yesterday.

Hale said he made the decision after receiving "thousands" of complaints about the show, which features a pill-popping Episcopal priest with a gay son, a pot-dealing daughter and a philandering bishop father. Viewers objected to it all, Hale said.

"They didn't like the priest saying, 'G..d him.' They didn't like the fact that there was a 15-year-old girl having sex in the back seat of a car. Many of them didn't like the portrayal of Jesus," Hale said.

NBC issued this statement yesterday: "The Book of Daniel is a quality fictional drama about an Episcopalian priest's family and the contemporary issues with which they must grapple. We're confident that our viewers can appreciate this creative depiction of one American family and will understand it to be an entertaining work of fiction."

Maybe not.

WSMV's general voice mailbox shut down within 20 hours of the airing of the two-hour premiere last Friday because 137 complaint messages jammed the machine, WSMV officials said. There also were complaints via e-mail and regular mail, including letters bearing church letterheads.

Channel 4 received no official complaint from local Episcopal churches or from organized protests, Hale said, adding that it was the quality, not the volume, of the complaints that impressed him.

"Over the years, other shows have generated as much or more reaction, but this wasn't a cut-and-paste reaction where a national group says, 'Please send an e-mail to your station' and every e-mail is the same," Hale said. "These were individually crafted, considered, well-thought, well-reasoned e-mails and phone calls."

The Book of Daniel is set for an eight-episode run that'll be interrupted in February by the Winter Olympics.Despite its third-place finish nationally, the show won its time slots last Friday in the Nashville TV market.

Hale attributes that to the pre-show hype and to Nashville's being a particularly religiously sensitive city. He said he was convinced that ratings would have dropped significantly in the following weeks if the show had stayed on the air.

"It would have rated very poorly. But that's not the reason we chose not to air it," Hale said. "We chose not to air it because we did not think it was appropriate for broadcast television in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Our viewers told us."

Having said that, Hale said he never before had rejected any network programming and that he wanted to offer the show in an overnight time slot for viewers who wanted to tape or digitally record it, but he said NBC would not agree to that.

NBC wouldn't comment beyond its statement.

Channel 4 will air the hour-long special St. Jude/Fighting for Life at 9 tonight, with future programming for the time slot to be determined later.

WSMV joins a short list of seven NBC affiliates, most of them in the South, that have decided not to air The Book of Daniel. In three of those markets Little Rock, Ark., Amarillo, Tex., and Terre Haute, Ind. non-NBC stations have agreed to air The Book of Daniel. It isn't clear if NBC is shopping it to another Nashville station.

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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2006, 10:57:50 AM »

More affiliates drop
'Book of Daniel'
'Anti-Christian' show down
to just 1 national advertiser
Posted: January 14, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern


2006 WorldNetDaily.com

Two more NBC-TV affiliates have dropped the new series "The Book of Daniel" in response to the protest of viewers who consider it offensive to Christians.

Stations in Nashville, Tenn. and Amarillo, Texas, announced this week they would no longer carry the program, says the American Family Association, which launched a protest campaign last month. Earlier, stations in Terre Haute, Ind.; Tupelo and Meridian, Miss.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Beaumont, Texas, dropped the show. The NBC affiliate in Hattiesburg, Miss., also is considering not airing it.

    

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More affiliates drop
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'Anti-Christian' show down
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1:00 a.m. Eastern


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Two more NBC-TV affiliates have dropped the new series "The Book of Daniel" in response to the protest of viewers who consider it offensive to Christians.

Stations in Nashville, Tenn. and Amarillo, Texas, announced this week they would no longer carry the program, says the American Family Association, which launched a protest campaign last month. Earlier, stations in Terre Haute, Ind.; Tupelo and Meridian, Miss.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Beaumont, Texas, dropped the show. The NBC affiliate in Hattiesburg, Miss., also is considering not airing it.

As WorldNetDaily reported, "The Book of Daniel," written by a homosexual, is being promoted as the only show on television in which Jesus appears as a recurring character and the only network prime-time drama series with a regular male "gay" character, a 23-year-old Republican son. The main character, Daniel Webster, is a troubled, pill-popping Episcopal priest.

Touted as the riskiest show of the year, it includes a wife who relies on mid-day martinis, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter. At the office, the priest's lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

Nashville's WSMV-TV General Manager Elden Hale, Jr. said: "Based on a review of the first three episodes and the clearly voiced concerns from our viewers, we have determined that the program 'The Book of Daniel' is not appropriate for broadcast television in this community."

Advertisers have been dropping out, leaving Burlington Coat Factory as the show's only national sponsor.

"Burlington is a buzzard buyer. They absolutely don't care about the content as long as they get it at a nickel on the dollar," said AFA Chairman Donald E. Wildmon. "They would probably sponsor porn if the price is right. NBC is losing about 2 million dollars in advertising revenue each time they air the program."

Wildmon said he expects other affiliates will drop the show and that NBC will pull the plug before all eight episodes air.

"If NBC continues to take that kind of financial hit, it is evident that their anti-Christian bigotry is allowed to override their good business sense," he said.


My Not: If Burlington Coat Factory doesn't pull their support of this show I will not be shopping there again.

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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2006, 02:34:42 AM »

Christian protests force series about drug addict priest off air  Grin
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(Filed: 15/01/2006)

Several American television stations have abruptly cancelled a controversial series after thousands of Christians protested, describing the drama about a drug-addicted Anglican priest as "a slap in the face to God Almighty".

Four stations in the Midwest have refused to broadcast the show because of the protests, and staff at one Arkansas station received death threats after continuing to screen the series.

The Book of Daniel, which opened on the NBC network on January 7, is about a priest in the Episcopal Church, the American wing of the Church of England.

The Reverend Daniel Webster, played by Aidan Quinn, is addicted to prescription pain-killers, his wife drinks too many martinis, his 16-year-old daughter has been arrested for marijuana possession, he has a teenage son who is homosexual, and another who is a sex maniac.

Advance publicity alerted the American Family Association (AFA), a pressure group of three million conservative Christians based in Mississippi.

Without seeing the first episode, AFA leaders contacted their members, urging them to demand that local television affiliates refuse to screen the programme.

"This is an extremely offensive programme to Christians, very sacrilegious," said AFA founder Don Wildmon.

"This show is a slap in the face to God Almighty and to all conservative Christians everywhere," wrote Betty Dixon to her NBC station in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

AFA spokesman Ed Vitagliano said more than 500,000 emails had been sent to NBC via the AFA website complaining that the series was offensive to Christians.

NBC responded: "We're confident that once audiences view this quality drama themselves, they'll appreciate this thought-provoking examination of one American family."

Duane Lammers, the general manager of NBC affiliate WTWO in Terre Blanche, Arkansas, said he received more than 1,000 complaints about The Book of Daniel before he decided to cancel the show. Four other stations, in Texas, Mississippi and Indiana, followed suit.

WB42, a rival station in Terre Blanche which picked up The Book of Daniel after WTWO dropped it, hired extra security when staff received death threats.

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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2006, 04:49:56 AM »

This article makes it sound as if it has been taken completely off the air. Not yet it hasn't. There are still some that are showing it.

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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2006, 01:46:23 PM »

This article makes it sound as if it has been taken completely off the air. Not yet it hasn't. There are still some that are showing it.


That would be WB, I checked in the TV guide, and NBC isn't carrying it, WB is..
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2006, 01:56:41 PM »

Wow, I find it hard to believe that WB would carry it. I looked here on WB and it doesn't show it.

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2006, 02:03:12 PM »

I guess just a few WB stations are carrying it...
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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2006, 02:11:58 PM »

I guess just a few WB stations are carrying it...

Must be a local thing.

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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2006, 02:24:08 PM »

Must be a local thing.


Could be, I know I won't be watching it.
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