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  • Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    September 21 2018 by Katelyin Goodwin, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    Video games – with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity – are probably not the first thought in anyone’s mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach. For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity.

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  • In-school newscast’s cancelation celebrated

    July 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In-school newscast’s cancelation celebrated

    Channel One, the daily TV newscast for schoolchildren that once drew criticism from a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) resolution, announced it has ceased its daily broadcasts. The announcement was greeted with celebration from the conservative group Eagle Forum, which said in a July 11 news release Channel One’s 12-minute newscast for “a captive audience” …

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  • Duggars’ show cancelled, family helps documentary

    July 20 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Duggars’ show cancelled, family helps documentary

    TLC has officially canceled the Duggar reality show ‘19 Kids and Counting’ nearly two months after news broke that the oldest Duggar son Josh had molested five girls including four of his sisters when he was a teenager. TLC will feature the family in an upcoming documentary on child sexual abuse...

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  • Benham brothers take stand, ‘Whatever the Cost’

    February 27 2015 by Ken Walker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Benham brothers take stand, ‘Whatever the Cost’

    Growing up in the home of a noted pro-life activist taught David and Jason Benham that standing up for one’s faith came with a price, one they are paying after losing their TV show, “Flip It Forward.” The Benhams made nationwide headlines last May after Home and Garden Television cancelled the show …

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  • Family TV not ‘family-friendly,’ PTC finds

    December 17 2014 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Family TV not ‘family-friendly,’ PTC finds

    Contemporary television series showcasing family life will likely include sex, profanity and violence that make the entertainment unsuitable for family viewing, the Parents Television Council (PTC) has found. As many as 99 percent of the broadcast television shows about family that PTC studied contained some form of adult content in 2013…

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  • Popular author, speaker debuts on HGTV

    August 7 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Popular author, speaker debuts on HGTV

    Jen Hatmaker, Christian author, speaker and self-proclaimed “worst end-of-school-year mom ever,” begins a new reality home renovation show with husband Brandon, Thursday (August 7) at 11 p.m. Eastern time on HGTV.

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  • HGTV cancels Benham brothers’ show for Christian convictions

    May 9 2014 by Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY/Religion News Service | with 1 comments
    HGTV cancels Benham brothers’ show for Christian convictions

    HGTV had announced a new series, “Flip it Forward,” planned for October, starring twins David and Jason Benham. After a decade of flipping houses for profit, the Benham guys would now help families buy the home they thought they could never afford. HGTV announced May 7 that the show will not be happening.

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  • Abolitionists & their faith focus of PBS series

    January 7 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abolitionists & their faith focus of PBS series

    The Civil War was fought 150 years ago, but without a small band of abolitionists driven by their Christian faith, the war might never have happened. That’s the conclusion of a three-part PBS docudrama that will premier Tuesday (Jan. 8).

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  • Grady Nutt’s comedy returns via Web, CDs

    December 7 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Grady Nutt’s comedy returns via Web, CDs

    The comedy of Grady Nutt, a Southern Baptist seminary graduate known as the “Prime Minister of Humor” and a regular on television’s long-running “Hee Haw” show, is being rejuvenated 30 years after his death via a website and commemorative two-CD collection of previously unreleased tracks.

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  • Study: Record number of TV gay characters

    October 31 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The new broadcast television season apparently will have the highest percentage of gay and lesbian characters ever, according to an annual report by a prominent gay group. The “Where We Are on TV” report by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) shows that 4.4 percent of all characters on broadcast scripted programs during the 2012-13 season will be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.

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  • Study: TV ratings system is ‘a failure’

    October 3 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: TV ratings system is ‘a failure’

    Parents relying on the television ratings system to block objectionable content from their children might want to reconsider its usefulness, according to a new study that finds TV programs often include explicit content without the proper warning and that TV-PG programming has explicit content every five and a half minutes.

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  • ‘American Bible Challenge’ sets ratings record

    August 28 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘American Bible Challenge’ sets ratings record

    The debut of “The American Bible Challenge” game show provided GSN its highest ratings ever, easily outperforming the previous record, the network says. A total of 1.7 million viewers watched the game show Aug. 23, in which host Jeff Foxworthy asks Bible questions of three teams who play for their favorite charities. The show also features a gospel choir.

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  • Supreme Court case: more TV nudity, profanity?

    January 11 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court case: more TV nudity, profanity?

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 10 in its most significant broadcast indecency case since 1978, and conservative groups are warning the justices that if the television networks win, profanity and nudity will flood TV broadcasts.

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  • Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show

    December 12 2011 by Omar Sacirbey, Religion New Service | with 0 comments
    Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show

    Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups.

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  • Crestview reaches beyond valley through CP

    October 24 2011 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Crestview reaches beyond valley through CP

    This Crestview Baptist Church actually does have a view of crests. The 500-member church’s building is on Pisgah Drive that heads southeast from Canton through a valley surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and mountains with names like Rocky Knob, Pressley and Poison Cove Top.

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