How 'bout political fearmongering? Faithful America suggests a Lenten fast of Glenn Beck radio...your (f)ears will thank you.
Online Faith Community Calls on Christian Radio Network to Give Up Glenn Beck for Lent
As the Christian season of Lent begins, Faithful America—an online community of over 100,000 people of faith—issued a call to the New York area Christian-owned radios stations WMCA and WNYM to “give up Glenn Beck for Lent.”
The two stations, owned by Christian company Salem Communications, are the only stations left in the New York City area who have not yet committed to keeping Glenn Beck off the city’s airwaves. Faithful America is urging Salem Communications-owned stations to make a commitment not to pick up Glenn Beck because of his “caustic remarks, fear-mongering and bigotry” and reminding them that “the bottom line is no responsible person or company should support programming that promotes menacing conspiracy theories and tells listeners to flee from churches that talk about social justice.”
Full statement follows:
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent.
Millions of Christians observe the season by "giving up" something -- a treat, indulgence, or a bad habit or practice -- to help them re-focus on the ideals at the heart of their faith.
In this spirit, we at Faithful America are calling on the New York area Christian-owned stations WMCA and WNYM to “give up” Glenn Beck for Lent, and make a public commitment not to pick up his program.
It would be a very pragmatic Lenten observance. Every other radio station in New York has already promised to keep Beck off the city’s airwaves, and Beck's caustic remarks, fear-mongering and bigotry have led to a national backlash. Radio stations from Philadelphia to Madison have already dropped Beck from their line-up, citing falling ratings and increasingly poor content. Over 300 advertisers have dropped his FOX News program. People of faith have responded similarly. Faithful America alone has already generated over 20,000 petition signatures and emails from people of faith calling for a stop to Glenn Beck's craven attacks.
The pressure on Beck and his sponsors is building. And the bottom line is no responsible person or company should support programming that promotes menacing conspiracy theories and tells listeners to flee from churches that talk about social justice. This should go double for a company claiming to represent Christian values.
We invite WMCA and WNYM to use this Lenten period to reflect on their Christian values and make a commitment not to pick up Glenn Beck, during the next 40 days or anytime after.”