Religion: If the Eye Offend Thee

Sex is only one of the targets in church attacks on TV

With rhetoric once reserved for the likes of prostitution and child labor, America's often divided churches have united to assault a new public vice. "Television dumps into our homes a steady stream of illicit sex, casual violence, alcohol promotion, materialism, vulgarity," declared a resolution passed by 15,000 members attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. The tough words are being backed by action, with the Baptists, and others, launching long-range educational programs and citizens' campaigns to clean up TV.

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