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THE FCC IS NOT PLANNING TO BAN RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING
Since 1975, well-intentioned[sic], but uninformed Christians have
helped spread a rumor that has been proven to be false.
- The FCC is NOT planning to ban religious broadcasting
A petition, numbered RM-2493, was filed with the FCC in 1974 by
two men, Jeremy D. Lansman and Lorenzo W. Milam (NOT Madalyn
Murray O'Hair, as is claimed by those who spread this rumor).
Among other subjects, RM-2493 asked the FCC "to inquire...into
the operating practices of noncommerical educational broadcasting
stations, including those licensed to religious educational[sic]
The petitioners asked that no licenses be granted for any new
noncommercial educational stations until the requested inquiry
The petition was NEVER intended to end religious broadcasting.
The FCC denied the petition on August 1, 1975 - more than 17
years ago. At the time of the rejection, the FCC explained it
is "required by the First Amendment to observe a stance of
neutrality toward religion, acting neither to promote nor to
Despite a wide-spread information campaing, the FCC so far has
received over 21 million phone calls and letters protesting the
The FCC now uses a voice mail system that allows callers to hear
the facts about RM-2493: "There is no effort being considered by
the FCC to ban religious broadcasting." To hear the message
yourself, call the FCC at 1-202-632-7000.
If someone hands you information stating otherwise, please inform
them of these facts.
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