The recent change in control of both the White House and Congress has reintroduced the possibility of the Fairness Doctrine being revived,” he said. “Ministries would avoid any commentary that could be interpreted as relating to political or policy issues or risk action by the FEC. Stations would feel pressure to pro-actively drop some radio ministries in favor of music or left-leaning content.
Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Convention, finds it imperative for Christians to know the full impact of the current hate-crimes legislation, which can become law once both chambers reconcile differences between the two versions of the legislation they passed.
“It’s going to have a very chilling effect on speech, religious speech,” Land said. “There are people in other countries that have been arrested and sent to prison for explaining what Romans 1 says about homosexuality.”
Pastors are already being persecuted by the State here in Canada for doing that very thing, as we explain in our book The Tyranny of Nice, and Ezra Levant details in Shakedown.