NBC cancels prime time blasphemyChristians of Knoxville, you have much to be proud of today. I am convinced that because of you and teaming millions like you around the country, NBC has cancelled the blasphemous program The Book of Daniel, which glorified ungodly behavior by an Episcopal priest and his family, and mocked the Holy Name and character of Christ Our Lord.
As you will recall, back when the controversy over this prime time fare from Hell began, I called for the boycott of our beloved local NBC affiliate WBIR after station management refused to pull the show in spite of numerous requests to do so from the local community. I certainly wasn’t the only one calling for a boycott, so I believe that the combined efforts of many, not just here in Knoxville, but all over America, helped put an end to this shameful exercise in television cruelty.
I did notice that many Tennessee bloggers who had a link to WBIR in their sidebars removed that link after I called for the boycott. I can’t say whether my calling for a boycott urged them to do this, or whether their anger was ignited the same as mine, but I do know the effort was effective.
For their part, NBC is claiming that the program was cancelled due to poor ratings, not because of the controversy surrounding The Book of Daniel. I don’t suppose the folks at the network stopped to think that the ratings were poor because of the controversy, that there were no ratings because a lot of people were boycotting the show (perhaps even their local NBC station). No…they can’t bring themselves to admit that Christian America united and gave NBC and its affiliates a good whippin’. They were put in their place by a bunch of Christians in Middle America, and it is eating them alive, I am sure.
I am heartened and warmed right down deep in my soul that a few good people out there besides me are still willing to fight the Culture War. The Culture War is more important than any other fight we may wage. The “war on terror” is a fight against militant Mohammedans. The Culture War is the war for the very soul of America. If we lose it, we will lose our country, for blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and cursed is the nation who rejects Him.
As for WBIR, station manager Jeff Lee claims “the system works” and says the show was highly rated here in Knoxville. Based on what happened, I am not buying Lee’s tale. However, WBIR has been restored to its sanity by an executive decision. As a result, WBIR returns to its rightful place today on my blog sidebar.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.