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Attempt to Stop the Gospel!
10 Aug 2004

     Dr. James Dobson is going on CNBC to urge every Christian to get involved. But regardless of your religious or political beliefs, please understand that millions of home and hospital-bound shut-ins have no access to their religious services. I hope you will think about signing this petition and forwarding it to all your family and friends.
     The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has granted a hearing in Washington,DC. on petition #2493, which would ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the gospel of our Lord and Savior, on the air waves of America. They got 287000 signatures to back their stand!
     If this attempt is successful, all Sunday worship services being broadcast on the radio or by television will be stopped. This group is also campaigning to remove all Christmas programs and Christmas carols from public schools! You as a Christian can help! We are praying for at least 1 million signatures. This would defeat their effort and show that there are many Christians alive, well and concerned about our country. As Christians we must unite on this.
     Please don't take this lightly.
     We ignored one lady once and lost prayer in our schools and in offices across the nation. Please stand up for your religious freedom and let your voice be heard. Together we can make a difference in our country while creating an opportunity for the lost to know the Lord.
     Please press "forward," CLEAN UP THE MESSAGE (delete prior email addresses) and forward this to everyone you think should read this.
     Now, please sign your name at the bottom (you can only add your name after you have pressed "Forward" or cut and paste the text). Don't delete any other names, just go to the next number and type your name. Please do not sign jointly, such as Mr.& Mrs.... Each person should sign his/her own name. Please defeat this organization and keep the right of our freedom of religion.
     When you get to 1000 please e-mail back to: "Lisa Norman" at electric_yello@hotmail..com

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Petition 2493: Still a Fake   Source:  Dr. James Dobson web site. http://www.family.org/fofmag/cl/a0026166.cfm
     The furor about a fictional petition to stop all religious broadcasting is still going strong and now Dr. James Dobson is being pulled into the fray.

RM-2493   Source: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/enf/forms/rm-2493.html
     A petition filed in December 1974 by Jeremy D. Lansman and Lorenzo W. Milam which was routinely assigned the number RM-2493 added further confusion regarding the issue of religious programming. They had asked, among other things, that the FCC inquire into operating practices of stations licensed to religious organizations.
     The petitioners had also asked that no new licenses be granted for any new noncommercial educational broadcasting station, until the requested inquiry had been completed. The "Lansman-Milam petition" was DENIED by the FCC on August 1, 1975. The Commission explained then that it is required by the First Amendment "to observe a stance of neutrality toward religion, acting neither to promote nor to inhibit religion." It also explained that it must treat religious and secular organizations alike in determining their eligibility for broadcasting channels.
     Periodically since 1975, the FCC has received mail indicating that, in many parts of the country, there were rumors claiming the petitions of RM-2493 had called for an end to religious programs on radio and television. Such rumors are false. Additional mail and telephone calls came in from people who thought that Ms. O'Hair was a sponsor of RM-2493. This rumor is also false.
     Since 1975 to the present time, the FCC has received and responded to millions of inquiries about these rumors. Many efforts have been made by the FCC to advise the public of their falsehood. The laws and the FCC's policies on the broadcast of religious programming have appeared in numerous publications (including newspapers, religious publications, TV Guide and Time Magazine) and have been discussed in religious group meetings.