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MaryJane
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 Fairness Doctrine question?

Greetings

I was wondering if the democrats take a larger majority in congress and Obama is elected there is talk that they would bring back the fairness doctrine.(Equal time for opposing view points) Would that only have an effect on radio or would it effect sites like Sermon index as well? I mean would Greg have to allow those who are opposed to Christianity time and space to speak or share their point of view regardless?

Just a final thought this post is just a question about how this fairness doctrine(if made law) would effect Sermon Index, not about the election or politics in general.

God Bless
MJ

 2008/10/20 11:07Profile
Compton
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 Re: Fairness Doctrine question?

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell warns the [url=http://www.businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080812160747.aspx]Fairness Doctrine could be used to control web content.[/url]


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Mike Compton

 2008/10/20 11:24Profile









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FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell warns the [url=http://www.businessandmedia.org/printer/2008/20080812160747.aspx]Fairness Doctrine could be used to control web content.[/url]


MC



That's interesting, I wonder how that would work. I guess private websights or blogs would not be available any longer.

 2008/10/20 11:29
InTheLight
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 Re: Fairness Doctrine question?

Consider that to be "fair" the fairness doctrine will have to work both ways. Those who publish an opposing view to Christianity(and they are many) must allow time for a Christian viewpoint.

In Christ,

Ron


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Ron Halverson

 2008/10/20 11:42Profile









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You know where this is headed, equal time in the pulpit.

 2008/10/20 11:45









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It is a problem, to be sure. I would not want to be a talk radio station owner if we get a lopsided government. Glenn Beck was talking this morning about some station I think in Ohio that took his show off and put Jerry Springers ultra liberal show on in order to "balance" out Rush Limbaugh. The result? Listeners dropped off like fingers on a lepor... and the station lost advertisers as a result... and now the station is taking Springer off and putting Glenn Beck back on.

People simply do not listen to liberal talk radio. Al Gore's show failed. Whoopie Goldberg just got canned. Al Frankin's show was a bomb. The list goes on and on.

There is a liberal openly leftist radio station here in Asheville called "The Progressive Voice of the Mountains" (WPVM). I've listened to it just to see what they have on there. They openly push socialism and communism (they dont hide it!)... and it is the lowest rated station in Western NC. No one but the fringe elements (hippies and gays) listen to it. It's has some of the most boring poorly produced programs you've ever heard. It'll put you to sleep.

Yet Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity are all highly successful and guarunteed money makers for radio stations.

It seems odd to me to watch the election polls right now knowing that the vast majority of Americans will not listen to liberal left talk radion. It's strange.

But yes, I agree that this could be used as imposing "equal time" at the pulpit. We need to be viligent.

Krispy

 2008/10/20 11:59









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KrispyKrittr wrote:
It is a problem, to be sure. I would not want to be a talk radio station owner if we get a lopsided government. Glenn Beck was talking this morning about some station I think in Ohio that took his show off and put Jerry Springers ultra liberal show on in order to "balance" out Rush Limbaugh. The result? Listeners dropped off like fingers on a lepor... and the station lost advertisers as a result... and now the station is taking Springer off and putting Glenn Beck back on.

People simply do not listen to liberal talk radion. Al Gore's show failed. Whoopie Goldberg just got canned. Al Frankin's show was a bomb. The list goes on and on.

There is a liberal openly leftist radio station here in Asheville called "The Progressive Voice of the Mountains" (WPVM). I've listened to it just to see what they have on there. They openly push socialism and communism (they dont hide it!)... and it is the lowest rated station in Western NC. No one but the fringe elements (hippies and gays) listen to it. It's has some of the most boring poorly produced programs you've ever heard. It'll put you to sleep.

Yet Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity are all highly successful and guarunteed money makers for radion stations.

It seems odd to me to watch the election polls right now knowing that the vast majority of Americans will not listen to liberal left talk radion. It's strange.

But yes, I agree that this could be used as imposing "equal time" at the pulpit. We need to be viligent.

Krispy



You're right Krispy, they can't compete so the answer is to silence us. This is just an attempt to shut us down because like you said noone listens to them and they know that. By passing this law these radio programs will just leave the air because they will not allow these liberals on their show and if they did most people like myself would not listen.

Here's a petition: https://www.aclj.org/Petition/Default.aspx?sc=3293&ac=1

 2008/10/20 12:14









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Well..... believe me, these talk radio stars like Limbaugh and Hannity and Beck make soooo much money, it would not happen without a fight. You dont think Limbaugh will just drop out of sight and give up that huge income, do you? lol

Krispy

 2008/10/20 12:21
MaryJane
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Greetings

I am very interested in how this could effect christian web sites such as Sermon Index as well as others.IF this is made into law you can see where it has the potential to go. Could be one day that atheist demand equal time in churches to give their side and the church would be obligated to go along because of this?
(Sigh) As with everything we must be seeking God daily and no matter what comes hold firm to Him. I am not sure what lays ahead just know that my hope and faith is in Jesus.(just reminding myself)

Thanks for replies
God Bless
MJ

 2008/10/20 12:31Profile









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MaryJane wrote:
As with everything we must be seeking God daily and no matter what comes hold firm to Him. I am not sure what lays ahead just know that my hope and faith is in Jesus.(just reminding myself)

Thanks for replies
God Bless
MJ



Amen, well God said He would shake everything but we're not going to be shaken.Alot of shaking going on but I'm still singing. We have alot more shaking to go yet so like you said we just have to hold on and not be troubled by these things. Time for some worship music...:-)

Hebrews 12:27
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

 2008/10/20 12:48





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