The Tribune Broadcasting Company, owners of the Chicago Tribune and the WGN Cable Network have effectively censored Kenneth Copeland from preaching what he wants to preach, and saying what he wants to say. Even though Brother Copeland’s organization paid for the airtime in question; and freedom of speech declares that he can say what he wants, they have consistaently dropped his programs from the channel because they disagree with his content. It is fascinating to me that liberals like to get on their “high horse” about freedom of speech, until free speech of others makes them uncomfortable, then they are all for denying free speech. It is “political correctness” gone crazy!
Here is a letter I received, as a partner with Kenneth Copeland Ministries:
Believer’s Voice of Victory to Leave WGN
Since 1992, the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast has had as one of its media outlets the WGN television network, based in Chicago, Ill. Many times during the years we’ve broadcast on WGN, our program has either been replaced or pre-empted due to content. Programs that the network has apparently found objectionable include ones that mention the following: abortion, understanding socialism and comments regarding government programs and taxes, just to name a few.
KCM understands that WGN is privately owned by Tribune Broadcasting Company, and as part of its policy it has the right to not air content that is, in its opinion, unsuitable. Since the time we began broadcasting on WGN, we have paid $30 million for airtime. With that in mind, one would think WGN would have been more flexible with its censorship policies. But that has not been the case. We believe it is in the best interest of the Partners and Friends of Kenneth Copeland Ministries to air its last broadcast on WGN on Nov. 25, 2011.
As we believe in the importance of the broadcasts that we air, and to ensure that all who choose to will be able to view BVOV in its entirety, we are happy to confirm that the Believer’s Voice of Victory telecast will continue to air on 138 local network stations nationwide, plus 401 TBN stations (and affiliates) as well as 92 individual Daystar stations to the same viewing audience that the previous network covered.
Further, we are in the process of exploring the options of airing on additional networks as well, to broaden our coverage to more cities across America. You can always find local station information online at kcm.org/tvlisting
and on the back cover of the BVOV magazine. If you are not able to get the broadcast in your area after this change with WGN,
please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org); by phone at 800-600-7395; or write to Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Fort Worth, TX 76192. As always, BVOV may be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week free and on demand by visiting kcm.org.
JESUS IS LORD!