People For the American Way: Some PBS stations are reportedly set to air a three-part BBC series entitled "A Brief History of Disbelief" wh
May 4, 2007

People For the American Way:

Some PBS stations are reportedly set to air a three-part BBC series entitled "A Brief History of Disbelief" which seeks to "uncover[] the hidden story of atheism."

Not surprisingly, the Right doesn't like it at all:

Janice Crouse, director of the Beverly LaHaye Institute for the conservative group Concerned Women for America, told Cybercast News Service that "airing the program gives credibility and cohesiveness to individuals who seek to undermine the beliefs and values on which democracy and the American dream are founded."

I try to be respectful of other people's faiths, but I have to wonder how fragile one's faith must be if you can't bear to have a television show give alternative viewpoints.

UPDATE: Perrspectives notes that the series will run at the "prime time" slot of 2 am in Oregon and that PBS has not shied away from shows on different faiths in the past.

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