Religion: Tv Protest

Church alarm over violence

For years, while many conservative Protestant denominations have railed against the evils of television, the more liberal churches have decried the dangers of censoring the home screen. But last week, perhaps in a belated response to a growing mood of protest among parishioners, the National Council of Churches joined the critics. It issued a report that declared: "The quality of life in our society is threatened by the amount, intensity and graphic persuasiveness" of violence and sexual violence on television. The prime concern: cable TV. The document was based on a two-year study by Editor James Wall of the Chicago-based Christian...

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