Last week, as millions of Americans were attending Good Friday services and contemplating the highest ideals of self-sacrifice and love, the four major TV networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) were busy filing federal lawsuits aimed at abolishing existing FCC decency standards. Specifically, these out-of-touch media elites are claiming that the First Amendment should allow them to use the "F-word" and the "S-word" during primetime or "family hour" programming. These are public airwaves! They are to be used for the public good. How can vulgar and offensive language during "family hour" programming serve in the public's best interests? Sign our petition to the FCC. http://www.crmail.org/public/lib.aspx?lid=3112 As we demand stricter enforcement of existing FCC policies, the media elites are working hard to tear down the few remaining standards of decency. We are not giving up! The Center is dedicated to gathering tens of thousands of petitions to send to the FCC to show our support for a more consistent and forceful application of existing obscenity and indecency standards. We must take a stand now! Sign our petition to the FCC. http://www.crmail.org/public/lib.aspx?lid=3112 After you sign the petition, please call Senator Ted Stevens, the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Representative Joe Barton, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Urge them to hold hearings looking into the networks' coordinated legal campaign to legitimize profanity during TV's family hours. Senator Ted Stevens: (202) 224-3004 Representative Joe Barton: (202) 225-2002 This is not the first time that major media networks have fought for the "F-word." In fact, in 2003, the FCC's enforcement bureau chief approved its use, explaining, "The use of specific words, including expletives or other 'four-letter words,' does not render material obscene." Thankfully, the principled commissioners of the FCC voted to overrule this decision, but the networks will remain persistent - and so must we! Media elites in North Hollywood and Manhattan may think that a more coarse and vulgar culture is enlightened, but this only proves how out of touch with America they have become! May God bless you and yours, Dr. Gary Cass Executive Director The Center for Reclaiming America for Christ PS - Sign our FCC petition and please forward this e-mail to your friends so they can protect our airwaves. http://www.crmail.org/public/lib.aspx?lid=3112 PPS - The Center, in cooperation with the FCC, has made it easy to register complaints online. If you witness indecent or obscene behavior in the media, come to our website www.reclaimamerica.org and click on the "media indecency" button.