FROM......Lee Myrick KCET, the Los Angeles PBS station, has shown it has the guts to stand

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FROM......Lee Myrick 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 following address: William Kobin, President KCET 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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