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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 07 January 2006 07:02 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Wichita - (AP) Several Kansas television stations reversed course Friday and decided to show NBC's new drama "The Book of Daniel," which features an Episcopal priest with a gay son.

After receiving complaints from church leaders, station officials announced Thursday the program would not be shown on KSNW in Wichita and satellite stations KSNG in Garden City, KSNC in Great Bend and KSNK in Oberlin.

But station officials changed their minds after receiving hundreds of calls and e-mails Friday....

...[T]he plan is to decide whether to continue airing the series after hearing responses from viewers.



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Hephaestion
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posted 07 January 2006 08:54 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
Those stupid fundies have just increased interest in this show, maybe even enough to ensure its survival, if it's any good.

Maybe NBC put the fundies up to it?

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josh
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posted 07 January 2006 10:05 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
From what I've seen, the show has gotten some pretty bad reviews. Tom Shales, no right-winger he, in the Washington Post was brutal.
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Hephaestion
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posted 10 January 2006 06:00 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
AFA freaks out; supporters call in death threats over show

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Police in Terre Haute are investigating death threats against the manager and program director at KWBF-TV after the station decided to run the NBC series "The Book of Daniel".

Executives at the station have been given security, and guards are posted at the studios. 

Terre Haute's NBC affiliate refused to air the show's premiere Friday after pressure from the American Family Association and area pastors. KWBF, a WB affiliate then agreed to run the series.

Threats to the station began pouring in shortly after it made the announcement. They continued after the show aired and police were called in.

Station manager Gary Robbins defends the decision to run the series and says despite the threats there are no plans to cancel it.

"We've had hate mail, we've had hate phone calls... but there's no profanity in this show, there's no indecency, there's no nudity," he said.

Four stations across the country, including the Terre Haute NBC outlet are refusing the show "The Book of Daniel" as a result of the AFA pressure campaign. But four other station that originally said they would boycott the show reversed course and decided to air it.

Monday the AFA called on its members to keep up the pressure on other affiliates. In an email AFA Donald E. Wildmon told the group's followers also to put pressure on the show's advertisers which include Just For Men, Mazda, H&R Block, and Burlington Coat Factory.

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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 10 January 2006 09:02 AM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Death threats? Oh my, my - would Jesus issue death threats?

This is certainly not Christ-like behaviour if you ask me.

I guess that's the point.


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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 10 January 2006 09:25 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Hephaestion:
Monday the AFA called on its members to keep up the pressure on other affiliates.

Now if the authorities could just somehow demonstrate that the death threats were as a result of the AFA campaign, that's terrorism in Bush's America, innit?


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