It's Christian persecution!

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    NOT!

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-indecency29nov29,0,2685885.story?coll=la-home-business

    Christian groups are opposed to letting people choose what channels they recieve, because then they would no longer be forced to recieve Christian networks.

    ROFL

    Someone come on, claim how this is religious persecution, just like how it's persecution to not allow nativity scenes on public property.

    For the record:
    It's not persecution to NOT be allowed to shove your religion down other peoples throats.
     
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    What's there to explain? Those religious groups that don't own their channels outright, at a nominal sum of course, rent the airtime. If they are paying the cable company to broadcast their channels/shows, then the cable companies are contractualy bound to do so.

    For the record: It is not shoving your religion down other people's throats if they are intelligent enough to operate the remote control.
     
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    OK, Max, point made. Now what do you think of conservative America being forced to subsidize the left-leaning PBS and NPR with our tax dollars? For the record, that IS having liberalism shoved down our throats.
     
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    I agree. I don't think arts should be subsidized.
     
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    And legislation is in order to make it so subscribers are not contractually bound to recieve all the channels.

    Why can't these people be happy reaching only those who want to be reached?
     
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    Putting preaching their religion to as many as possible aside, I would say it would determine how much said organization paid for air time. There is also the fact that it represents a change in the way things have always been. Anyone who paid for basic cable got all basic cable channels. If they don't want to watch them, no one is twisting anyone's arm.

    I have several problems with this. One, in order for cable companies to maintain the profit margin, they will have to increase the rates of individual channels effectively making all channels pay per view, and the cost, which is a ripoff to begin with, will be even more to the consumer.

    Two, I don't see what you folks who don't believe in God fear so much about people spreading the world of a nonexistent, mythological being.
     
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    i agree wipe out all the christain channels as well as all the spanish channels make pay to watch that crap......bet you we hear from all the illegal aliens that this is discrimination aginst the poor mexicans
     
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    Because they know hardly anyone would watch the shit. Only time I watch it is for a good laugh. They have a ton of those channels here in BR.
     
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    Until I can choose the channels I want I will not have cable.
    Simple as that.
    Why pay for what you DON'T want? Besides, I don't think I'm missing much. :)
     
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    hey that is the same reason i watch network news, cnn and pbs
     

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