Many Christians are already beginning to realize the true effect that “cable choice” would have on christian cable stations. In fact in a snippet a christian broadcaster had something really pertinent to say:
But the Christian networks’ main concern is that the only ones willing to subscribe would be Christians. If a la carte were in existence, May argues, conversion experiences for alcoholics and people contemplating suicide or suffering from a crumbling marriage never would have happened.
“If you obligate viewers to pre-select religious service, you are essentially going to find yourself witnessing to the choir,” May said. “In combination, all of these networks have literally thousands and thousands of anecdotal stories of people who were channel-surfing that came across one of their services and it changed their life for the better.”
But in the same article Concerned Women and the Parents Television Council said:
But such Christian groups as Concerned Women for America say lives would be better with the a la carte plan.
“Unfortunately, the number of inappropriate programs far outweighs the number of good,” said Lanier Swann, the group’s director of government relations. “Our issue is to protect families.”
Dan Isett, director of corporate and government affairs for the conservative group Parents Television Council, argues that religious broadcasters on localized cable services would not be affected by a pick-and-choose cable choice plan. He said the policy might even grant more opportunities for fledgling networks not owned by major multimedia corporations.
So basically evangelism isn’t near as important as their agenda to kill stations like logo and mtv. And Dan’s argument that cable channels such as localized religious channels won’t be affected is simply missing the point, as of now with the current programming TBN, CBN and BYU channel are available to all including athiests, muslims, jews, hindus, budhists, and non-church goers, with A la carte programming the only subscribers will be fellow christians effectively ending all evangelizing efforts on television. I’m sorry to inform right-wing christians but you can’t have your cake and eat it too. In this case its either all or nothing.
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