Some people in politically correct corners eat crow when they're caught at something they shouldn't do.
Thanks to Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman of the american Family association, NBC is losing its peacock feathers.
NBC producers seem to ruffle the feathers of Christians. Their Book of Daniel went riding off into the sunset with Brokeback Mountain.
Next came what was going to be the april 13 edition of NBC's Will and Grace, aimed at mocking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the night before Good Friday.
One doesn't expect much respect for the passion of Christ from the world of secular television. For his part, Donald E. Wildmon insists on it.
"On the april 13 edition of NBC's Will and Grace, Britney Spears will appear as a Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes' homosexual character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show." (american Family association Online).
according to the storyline, Jack's fictional network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, leading to Spears contributing a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixins."
"NBC does not treat Jews, Muslims or other religions with such disrespect. Yet the network demonstrates a deep hostility toward followers of Christ," Wildmon lamented.
according to a network statement disseminated to its affiliates: "Some erroneous information was mistakenly included in a press release describing an upcoming episode of Will and Grace, which, in fact has yet to be written.
"The reference to `cruci-fixins' will not be in the show and the storyline will not contain a Christian characterization at all. We value our viewers and sincerely regret if this misinformation offended them."
Perhaps Britney Spears will now only pout prettily on the upcoming episode. Such is the stuff of a creativity challenged boob tube.
Mocking the crucifixion of Christ on the night before Good Friday would be all that more outrageous when one considers that the worldwide slaughter of Christians is as violent as it is real.
The persecution of Christians is chronicled by the award-winning, The Voice of the Martyrs monthly newsletter.
"More than 10,000 Christians have been killed since 1999 in Nigeria and nearly 1,000 homes and churches have been burned down by Muslim radicalsall because of their faith in Jesus Christ," reports VOM. "VOM has opened up a center in Jos, Nigeria for the purpose of helping Christian widows who have lost their husbands at the hands of Muslim fanatics. This center will help these widows develop a trade in sewing or computers."
When the details of the tragedies that beset these widows are examined, they become much more than so many paper statistics.
Davou Bulle, his wife and their 10 children were climbing into their van, exhausted after another full day of work on their family's farm. The farmer had started the ignition and was on his way back home, when his attention was jarred by the terrifying sound of gunshots hitting the tires. The Bulle family was being ambushed because of their faith.
The Muslim attackers soon trained their weapons at the van driver, hoping first to kill off the "infidel" then his entire family.
In a valiant attempt to save his father, son Gyan tried to lunge at the bullets to shield him, but the bullets found their way to their intended target, killing the father of 10 in front of his own children.
The remarkably brave Gyan had been riddled by no less than 14 bullets during the ambush. Davou's wife, Mary took a bullet in the eye during the attack.
Mary was taken into surgery, but lost one of her eyes as a result of the ambush.
Son Gyan was also operated on, to remove all 14 bullets from his body, but miraculously survived.
In the end, the hardworking farmer left behind a wife and 10 children who not only miss him terribly but also must work the farm without him.
"Don't let those like Mary Bulle suffer in silence," is VOM's heartfelt appeal.
Peacocks and `cruci-fixins' are an outrage in the face of persecuted Christians.
Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]