"You are known to be a devout Catholic, so I am
writing you today in the sincere hope that you can
help me understand why NBC insists upon constantly
bashing, demeaning and denigrating Christians and
"In 2004, the Parents Television Council released a
study analyzing the treatment of religion on
television and found that of all the networks, and
by an overwhelming margin, NBC's treatment of
religion was the worst. In fact, NBC had 9.5
negative treatments for every positive treatment.
"Recently we heard that NBC is picking up the
wonderfully entertaining and completely wholesome Veggie Tales
cartoons but is cutting out all
references to the Bible and to God.
"Now NBC is planning to air a concert special
featuring Madonna on the Cross, wearing a crown of
thorns. This is Madonna doing her utmost to
deliberately insult the Christian faith. Incredibly
NBC executive Kevin Reilly has gone on the record to
state NBC's position on this bigotry: ‘We viewed it
and didn't see it as being inappropriate.'
"What he is saying, loudly and unequivocally, is
that NBC's official position is that it is
appropriate to insult Christians.
"This attitude toward Christianity is inexcusable.
"It's also a shocking double standard.
"In February of this year, NBC Nightly News chose
not to show the cartoons that so offended the Muslim
community. On February 7, Allison Gollust, an NBC
spokeswoman, was quoted saying, ‘We felt that in
order to convey the essence of the story it was not
necessary to show the entire cartoon.'
"Why can't NBC apply this very standard with the
Madonna concert? NBC must surely know that this
scene will offend hundreds of millions of Christians
across the country. Why not cut that scene, and air
the rest of the concert?
"Please help the millions of Christians across this
country understand why NBC is so obviously and
overwhelmingly hostile to Christians and to
"Please help us understand why NBC is willing to go
to court to sue for the right to use the ‘F-word' on
television, but finds the invocation of God to be
"Please help us
understand why NBC is intent on offending viewers
with explicit references to prostitution and
masturbation on shows like Las Vegas and
graphic rape scenes on Medium and now,
deliberately offending hundreds of millions of
Christians by featuring this mockery of the