FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2006
PTC President Bozell Blasts MTV for Blasphemy
"This is yet another example of how some in
Hollywood are spitting on religious figures and
showing their contempt for people of faith. The cartoons about
Mohammed may have been in bad taste but they were political satire.
This is worse. This is ridicule for the sake of ridicule. And not
coincidentally they're doing this during Easter week, the holiest
week in the Christian year," said Bozell.
"When foreigners see shows like this, they are
getting the worst of the very worst of American culture. No wonder
so many hold us in contempt.
"Religious persons of all faiths should be aware of
MTV's outrageous actions and we hope that Germans speak out about
this attack on Christianity."
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