Christian Broadcasters See Growing Opposition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Christian broadcasters have vowed to
keep preaching the gospel regardless of social, political or regulatory opposition.

At the first convention of the National Religious Broadcasters since the November election, NRB President Frank Wright said, "The proclamation of the gospel is now opposed at every quarter."

But he said the NRB board has issued a declaration pledging to "obey the command of Christ to preach the gospel, even if human governments and institutions attempt to oppose, constrain or prohibit it."

Christian broadcasters have expressed concern that a revived
"Fairness Doctrine" might force them to air anti-Christian responses to their programs. They also worry that proposed hate crimes laws could be used against stations whose broadcasts say Jesus is the only way to God or that homosexuality is sinful.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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