The Fairness Doctrine (FD), so called, is being run through the congress... again. I think Nancy Pelosi's face probably hurts from smiling and grinning mile after mile during the president's speech to the congress, the signing of the "stimulus" bill, and...the recent agitation about the FD.
What this means is that if one states an opinion on a public medium (radio, television, etc.) and some ones or one disagrees with what they say, then (now get this)...the opposition must have opportunity to rebut.
If one ponders the peculiar objectives of the Adventist church and the multimedia outlets the church utilizes, it means that the eye in the mind of the Essayist sees something really ugly on the horizon. Just because it's being debated doesn't mean that we will have it shoved down our throats, but...it does mean that some, many, most, or all, of our religious programming could be turned OFF if enough people protest and demand opportunity for rebuttal. Think it can't happen? Keep thinking!
So, for example, if one thinks (in harmony with the word of God) that homosexuality is an abomination, one could be called out and forced to give pulpit-time to a homosexual so they could share their view of marital bliss. Believers, whom the world hates, would most probably be persecuted and/or prosecuted at some point in the [near?] future (or don't we already understand that?). The Democrats are reveling in their ability to leverage just about any legislation they want; and they want a lot. (Lord, whatever happened to the Democrats of my father and grandfather? Deliver us from a manic Pelosi, cadaverous Reed, abominable Frank, a joke named Franken: Pleeease; this is politik?)
When the government gets involved in deciding what is truth and what is not, some one's are doing a whole lot of sculpting on a rough likeness of an image to the beast.
God Bless. e.c.