Monday, October 2, 2006

NBC to air Madonna "Crucifixion"? Or not?

Now might be a good time to hammer the peacock network, NBC, with emails and letters. They are actually looking at airing some real anti-Catholic trash. Hopefully, all Christians would see it as a slap in the face to Christianity itself. I can't see how such a thing applies to Catholics only.

From Media Research Center by L. Brent Bozell, in part:

Numbers like that haven’t escaped some TV executives. Her latest benefactor is the NBC television network, which announced in July that it would air a two-hour special of her concerts at London’s Wembley stadium. Would they include the infamous mock-crucifixion in her song “Live to Tell”? In August, NBC executive Kevin Reilly declared, "She felt like that was a cornerstone of the show. We viewed it and didn't see it as being inappropriate."

Notice that Madonna insisted her stunt as Jesus in a blouse and skirt could not easily be edited out. She said it was crucial, and in a way, it really is. Without religious controversy, she is merely an aging drama queen in an overpopulated crowd of heavy-breathing pop divas, all playing prostitutes for the wealth and infamy.

Now it appears that NBC is rethinking the endorsement. Clearly they committed to her without feeling the public-relations need to sniff before they bought this smelly package. In the wake of an outpouring of objections from the likes of the American Family Association, the Catholic League, and others, NBC is now back-pedaling. The network now states it is “awaiting delivery of the special, and once we see it in its entirety, we can make a final decision.”

For those of you keeping score at home, it seems that in the last few weeks, NBC is attempting to create a new public campaign to insult Catholics and evangelicals alike, as if NBC stood for Notoriously Bashing Christians.

They picked up the wildly successful, biblically-based “Veggie Tales” animated series for Saturday mornings, but executives ordered the cartoon makers to excise the Bible verses and the God stuff. And they began the new drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” with a plot about Christians (“a psycho religious cult”) ruining television today.