Friday, December 01, 2006

Chicago Nativity Decision "Outrageous"

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City of Chicago Declares War on Christianity, Christian Leader Asserts

HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- The City of Chicago and its Mayor's Office of Special Events has declared war on Christianity with its decision to ban advertisements for "The Nativity Story" movie from a local Christmas festival, a spokesperson for the Christian Film & Television Commission declared today.

"This is an outrageous, despicable decision," said Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Commission and internationally renowned media critic and educator.

"I'm absolutely shocked that at a Christmas festival, they would not allow commercials people could see tonight on TV," he added. "It is just more hypocritical, leftwing political correctness where everything is OK - except Christianity."

Dr. Baehr labeled Chicago officials as "corrupt" and "bigoted."

"They wouldn't show this kind of terrible intolerance to minority groups or homosexual groups," he pointed out. "Apparently, the term 'free speech' means nothing to the Mayor of Chicago and his employees."

"The Nativity Story" opens Friday at many movie theaters around the globe.

For more information about the Christian Film & Television CommissionT, please visit its Movieguide® website at or call 1-800-577-6684..

NOTE from Dr. Ted Baehr: For more information from a Christian perspective, order the latest MOVIEGUIDE® magazine by calling 1-800-899-6684(MOVI) or visit our website at MOVIEGUIDE® is dedicated to redeeming the values of Hollywood by informing parents about today's movies and entertainment and by showing media executives and artists that family-friendly and even Christian-friendly movies do best at the box office year in and year out. MOVIEGUIDE® now offers an online subscription to its magazine version, at The magazine, which comes out 25 times a year, contains many informative articles and reviews that help parents train their children to be media-wise consumers. MOVIEGUIDE® also regularly broadcasts several international TV and radio programs hosted by Dr. Baehr. Also, if you want to train your family to be media-wise, call 1-800-899-6684 in North America to order the book, video or audio version of THE MEDIA-WISE! FAMILY, Dr. Ted Baehr's latest book. © baehr, 2001

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