The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


PBS passes on religious shows

No new religious programs will be added to the PBS line-up, the board of directors recently decided, because of concerns that such shows could violate the organization’s nonsectarian status.

However, they also voted to allow existing programs — including several masses for shut-ins — to continue at six of the more than 350 PBS stations.

The ruling also will not affect news shows or documentaries on topics of religion.




Posted at 9:41 pm (U.S. Eastern) 7/26/2009

separation of church and state? PBS is the PUBLIC Broadcasting Service and with the majority of the PUBLIC being sectarian this is a totally confusing ruling. No doubt the action of one person trying to inflict their opinion onto the rest of us.

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