Wednesday, January 25, 2006
But despite the network's hype leading up to the series' premier on January 6, one NBC affiliate after another began either choosing not to air the program at all -- or dropped it after the first episode. That reaction may have been the result of a campaign launched by the Mississippi-based American Family Association, which urged families to register their disapproval of the program with their local affiliates as well as with advertisers.
Eventually, most companies pulled their ads, leaving the network to foot most of the bill. As WND puts it: "Advertisers ran from it ... [and] so did viewers."
The program's creator had harsh words for AFA for standing against Daniel. "AFA and bullies like them are hard at work to try and prevent you from seeing these beautiful shows," Kenny posted on a supportive blog site. "[T]hat is censorship, pure and simple -- and that is both un-Christian and un-American."
So telling a TV station that you think a show is offensive and you won't watch it is un-Christian? Do I have a moral obligation to watch Playboy? Am I un-American if I don't support Playboy's advertisers?
People have to think before they speak.
I think I found this link on my own, but it seems TWA picked up on this first,
so I'll link there too to avoid all-out flame wars.