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USCCB committee calls upon Senate to back community-access cable channels

Catholic World News - December 16, 2013

Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, the chairman of the Communications Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged US senators to support the Community Access Preservation Act.

“This bill will help preserve Public, Educational and Government (PEG) channels by providing reliable funding for these channels,” he said in a December 11 letter. “PEG channels are local channels used by religious organizations, schools, local government and community organizations which offer free or low cost outlets for public service, informational and religious programming.”

“This is of particular importance for the elderly, disabled or homebound who long to remain connected to their religious communities but are unable to take part in their religious or community activities,” he added. “Now, in many states, PEG channels are disappearing as a result of the passage of new state cable laws which failed to include funding of PEG channels by cable operators.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 17, 2013 6:35 AM ET USA

    Bishop John Wester says the message of Christ at Christmas is, "give the secular government your tax dollars so that leftist organizations can present their propaganda to the people for free." He is a sorry spokesman for Christ's Church and just another example of why Christ's Church is failing in our country. Lord have mercy on us all!

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