KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

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In the wee hours of this morning, I happened to be playing channel clickey with the television remote. I switched onto KNVA channel 54 and saw one of the most repulsive things I've seen on television in some time. They apparently sell that time slot to a TV preacher. He was carrying on with a terrible message of homophobic hate.

He wasn't just guiding his flock, but was preaching a message to judge and vilify others. He wasn't just condemning people, but entire branches of religions that disagreed with him.

KNVA, in theory, has been granted a license to broadcast in the public interest. Unfortunately, public interest seems to be redefined as anything you can get paid for. I wish the FCC would do something about this, but they probably are too busy making sure Bono doesn't say fuck and Janet Jackson doesn't flash another titty.

I contacted the KNVA program director to express my displeasure. I hope that if this continues, they hear from other people too.

Apr 21 followup: The name of the bigoted preacher I saw is Arnold Murray.

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re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

I still have a hard time believing you have a TV!

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

Heh, other than the nightly Simpsons at 10p.m. I could do without the tuner. But you'll have to pry my Netflix from my cold, dead fingers...

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

A few weeks ago, I caught a radio preacher who was full of hate like that. I just don't get it... I don't hate people because they are Southern Baptist, so why do they have to hate me because I'm NOT?

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

Is this the freak with a toilet seat around his neck? He is a riot to watch. He maily spews forth non-sense about how western civilization went to hell when we let women out of the kitchen...my wife usually wants to jump through the tv and kill him :-)

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

If I see him, I'll definitely contact KNVA. I get the whole freedom of speech thing. But I don't want that kind of crap coming into my house.

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

Contact the FCC and state that you are offended. Thats how people have gone after Janet Jackson and Howard Stern. Contact the FCC and lodge a complaint

re: KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

I wonder if they would do anything about it. It's worth a shot. But I worry that unless he exposes a nipple or talks candidly with a stripper, they may not care. After all, it's only hate he's preaching. That's not NEARLY as threatening as, say, a naked woman.