San Antonio Episcopal Priests to Picket ‘Book of Daniel’

Two San Antonio Episcopal priests, both of whom will wear their liturgical collars, will join Christian radio talk show host Adam McManus in studio at 5 p.m. central for an hour on Friday, January 20, 2006 to articulate why they will join McManus and picket the anti-Christian NBC TV show “The Book of Daniel” at NBC affiliate WOAI-TV4 tonight from 9-10 p.m.
McManus broadcasts his talk show “Take A Stand” over AM 630, KSLR weekday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. in San Antonio, Austin and Houston. He is urging his listeners to join him and the Episcopal priests tonight in a picket from 9-10 p.m. central.
The hour-long picket will occur in front of WOAI-TV4 at 1031 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. . Media are welcome to cover the talk show segment at 5 p.m. in studio at 9601 McAllister Freeway, Suite 1200, 12th floor. A mult-box is available. Or you can listen live at http://www.kslr.com
The Rev. CB “Chip” Harper, Rector of All Saints Anglican Church on 11122 Link Drive in San Antonio, said, “’The Book of Daniel’ is a sad excuse for entertainment and misrepresents Christians and the Christian faith in a way that, I suspect, if applied to any other group, would constitute defamation. What I really object to, though, is the premise it proffers that Christians have no victory in life. After all, a real relationship with Jesus doesn’t give us a ‘get out of jail free’ card for life’s troubles. It just empowers us to defy them — all in the Lord’s Peace. ‘Daniel’ seems to deny all that while claiming it’s a show about Christianity and Christians, when it’s clearly not. What’s the matter with presenting a reality-based drama that is has a basis in truth?
And Rev Eric Fenton, Associate Rector at Christ Episcopal Church on 510 Belknap Place in San Antonio, said, “The transformational power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the hope we have as Christians is mocked and denied in ‘The Book of Daniel.’ The impotent, ‘happy-jack’ Jesus character is not the one I call my Lord and Savior. I watched it once and that was enough.”
McManus said, “Christians are sick and tired of network executives signing off on programs which mock God and belittle Christian values. That’s why I was delighted to see that three of the five companies whose ads were placed on ‘The Book of Daniel’ indicated that they would refrain from future episodes. Those former sponsors include Chattem – producer of Gold Bond and Icy Hot, Combe Inc. — maker of Just For Men hair color and H&R Block. Sadly, Mazda and Burlington Coat Factory remain as the buzzard buyers of this Christian bigotry.”
To read McManus’ column entitled “NBC’s ‘Book of Daniel’ is ‘Desperate Housewives’ in clerical collar”, click here: http://www.takeastand.net/columns_detail .asp?colID=25
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