The Federal Communications Commission proposed restricting some Religious TV programs-Truth!

The Federal Communications Commission Proposed Restricting Some Religious TV Programs-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
Various religious broadcasters and organizations appealed for public help to overturn an FCC decision affecting some religious formatted TV stations.  The decision applied to those licensed as educational stations and would have severely restricted how much religious programming they could carry.

The Truth:

The Federal Communications did issue guidelines which would have cut back how much religious programming could be carried on TV stations classified as “non-commercial educational” stations.  Religious broadcasters regarded the ruling as unconstitutional, a violation of the first amendment.  A subsequent vote on the guidelines by the FCC, however, rejected them, a decision hailed by the religious broadcasters as a victory.

For more information:   

National Religious Broadcasters