Last week, the anti-family American Family Association and Focus on the Family protested a decision by some privately owned TV stations not to carry a paranoid antigay infomercial titled “Speechless: Silencing the Christians.”
Both organizations believe that private broadcasters should be forced to carry sectarian religious propaganda against their will, and that a refusal by private broadcasters to air wealthy organizations’ pro-prejudice advocacy somehow “silences” those sectarian groups.
This week, Focus on the Family took the opposite position regarding the Fairness Doctrine, a defunct federal policy which once required private broadcasters using the public airwaves to carry a balance of ideological perspectives.
Today, Focus on the Family argued that broadcasters should not be forced to carry liberal viewpoints with which they disagree.
It’s still perfectly OK, in Focus’ view, to force broadcasters to air its self-pitying antifamily paranoia.