FROM......Lee Myrick KCET, the Los Angeles PBS station, has shown it has the guts to stand
KCET, the Los Angeles PBS station, has shown it has the guts to
stand up to HEAVY censorship pressure from the Catholic Church.
After PBS bowed to church pressure and canceled the scheduled
showing of the P.O.V. documentary STOP THE CHURCH, KCET got the
show on its own and aired it September 6th anyway.
STOP THE CHURCH was made by a member of ACT UP about the 1989
demonstration against New York Cardinal John O'Connor in his own
church, berating him for his stand against sex education, AIDs
education, safe sex, and his denial of civil rights for homosexuals.
Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles called in no uncertain terms for a
boycott of KCET until management apologized for airing the show and
demonstrated a shift in policy. He also refused to participate in the
panel discussion aired immediately following the documentary.
I, for one, support KCET in this bold stand against church censorship
and sent them another check above and beyond my regular membership.
Anyone wishing to write KCET to show their support can do so at the
William Kobin, President
4401 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I am curious to know if STOP THE CHURCH is being aired by any other
local PBS stations around the country.
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