Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sign the petition against the Fairness Doctrine

In the latest MRC’s Culture and Media Institute’s report, leaders in both Congress and religious broadcasting fear the Fairness Doctrine would throw open the door to lawsuits by advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Click here to read this report.In fact, Craig Parshall, the senior vice president and general counsel of the national Religious Broadcasters painted a bleak landscape for ‘teaching and preaching programming.’Parshall added that a Fairness Doctrine-type law would also have a serious and detrimental impact on First Amendment concerns, notably on free exercise of religion concerns!

As a vital member of our MRC Action Team, I urge you to read this special CMI release, and if you haven’t done so already, add your name to our Free Speech Alliance petition by going here. For those who have already signed, use this opportunity to forward this message and rally your friends and family to this important cause.
As Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) warned, the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine could not only shutdown conservative talk, but “potentially hammer Christian radio, Christian television, and it’s very important to not allow this to move forward.”
sign our petition to protect our Free Speech Rights

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