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=========================================================== = This file was downloaded from a Christian occult = = BBS, and should be regarded as suspect in areas of = = factuality. The Christian cult has seldom displayed = = any aversion to lying to achive their agendas. drice = =========================================================== 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. Please note: - 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] organizations." The petitioners asked that no licenses be granted for any new noncommercial educational stations until the requested inquiry be completed. 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 inhibit religion." Despite a wide-spread information campaing, the FCC so far has received over 21 million phone calls and letters protesting the petition. 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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