I'm an online survey respondent for Zogby. The latest poll contains this question:
NBC recently cut references to God and the Bible from the popular children's television show, Veggie Tales, which encourages moral behavior based on Christian and biblical principles. NBC claimed the goal was to reach as broad an audience as possible with these positive messages while being careful not to advocate any one religious point of view. Do you agree or disagree with NBC's decision?
NBC has cut from the children's television program Veggie Tales, the words "Remember kids, God made you special and he loves you very much," because people might find them offensive? Are you offended or are you not offended by these words?
I could not find any information on this on the Big Idea web-site, though I did find a list of TV show times. The schedule shows that they played "King George and the Ducky" and "Larry Boy and the Bad Apple" yesterday. I am quite certain the former of the two contains reference to God and the Bible. I've saw the latter recently (on video), and I think they included their normal Bible verse at the end, but I don't remember for sure, because the Larry Boy episodes are often different from the normal ones. The new Veggie Tales video is Gideon: Tuba Warrior, so clearly they haven't abandoned their Bible story thing altogether. So, if NBC is airing Veggie Tales without God and Bible references, they must be censoring them. Can anyone confirm this?Posted by Kenny at November 19, 2006 12:30 AM
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