Religious Broadcasters Fear Fairness Doctrine

Jan 13, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Religious broadcasters are concerned the new administration may bring a return of the Fairness Doctrine and hate crimes legislation, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The National Religious Broadcasters said in an announcement yesterday that it’s willing to go to court and lobby congress over the Fairness Doctrine, which would require broadcasters to air both sides of a controversial issue. Religious broadcasters also are concerned that hate crime legislation would suppress speech from the pulpit, if some issues didn’t sit well with others, such as views on homosexuality and Islam, B&C says.
—Aimee Picchi

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