Thursday, August 28, 2008
Pick up the phone!
I e-mailed many of your already, but I'm making a post as well. How many times in church, in neighborhood conversations, in discussion with your spouse, do you complain about how bad TV, radio, movies, etc have gotten? It's been mostly talk for me as well, but since I joined Mary's Army (see my David vs. Goliath post on July 17), I've realized how many opportunities are out there where we can stand up and fight against the evil in our society.
Read the information below. The major networks are fighting the FCC's right to censor and even pushing to have indecent programming shown at all hours of the day. Call your senator and let them know that you support the Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act (S. 1780) and urge them to have Senator Harry Reid schedule a vote for the act.
I'm sure there are many other things vying for your time, but it took me about 3 minutes to call and afterwards it felt great to know I was DOING something - not just sitting back and complaining.
If you're in Utah, here is Senator Hatch's #: (801) 524-5933. Now, pick up those phones!
Indecency legislation stalled in U.S. Senate
Urgent: call your senators to urge Sen. Reid to schedule a vote for S. 1780
Call Now! Click Here to get the telephone numbers for your senators at their district offices along with suggested talking points for your calls. Ask your senators to urge Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to schedule a vote for S. 1780.
Forward this e-mail to everyone on your list asking them to e-mail their senators. This Act ( S. 1780) reaffirms Congress' support for vigorous enforcement of the existing broadcast decency laws and the importance of protecting the public airwaves from indecent content.
August 23, 2008
Did you know that the four major television networks have declared war on decency by suing the FCC for the right to air profanity and nudity at any time of day? We do have a counter attack but the Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act (S. 1780) is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate. The Act (S. 1780) would reaffirm Congress' support for vigorous enforcement of the existing broadcast decency laws and the importance of protecting the public airwaves from indecent content.
In order to ensure the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ability to fine broadcasters over "fleeting" instances of profanity or nudity, S. 1780 needs to be voted on by the full Senate. If S. 1780 does not pass, the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act passed two years ago will be rendered essentially meaningless.
Recently, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia threw out a $550,000 indecency fine levied against CBS for the infamous 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." CBS also allowed profanity during Big Brother 10, which airs during prime time.
We are in a pivotal time regarding the ownership of America's broadcast airwaves. The law says these airwaves belong to the American people, but the networks are trying to take them over and turn them into a toxic sewer. Now is the time to fight back!