Catholics urged to protest Russell Peter’s Christmas Special — Contact links and information here…

A TOF hat tip to Canadian Thomas Carter and his informative letter protesting Pamela Anderson playing the Virgin Mary on prime time television on Canada’s largest station CTV. Below are some useful contact links to support the effort to stop this blasphemous anti-Catholic program from airing…

To the horror of Canada’s 12,000,000 Catholics the CTV has chosen to air on Dec. 1st, 2011, “A Russell Peter’s Christmas Special.”

In the program the Virgin Mary will be played by Pamela Anderson, a porn actress who appeared in various sex tapes with famous rock stars.

As a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a citizen of Canada I implore the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Canada) and the CBSC (Canadian Broadcasters Standards Council) to ban the airing of the upcoming program in Canada.

Allow me to point out two recent cases where the CBSC intervened recently which clearly set precedent for such a ban.

In January, 2011, the CBSC banned the song Money for Nothing by Dire Straights as it was too offensive for Canadian audiences because it contained the word “faggot”. In the context of the song it is not really used in a derogatory way, nor is the word clearly audible, however CSBC felt a ban was in order after receiving only one complaint from a listener in St. John’s Newfoundland.

In December, 2010, The CBSC banned the Canadian evangelical minister Charles McVety after an industry watchdog ruled that statements he had made about homosexuals violated its broadcasting codes.

CTV described the special as “an irreverent twist on the Christmas special making it unlike anything viewers have seen before.” This leaves little doubt to Peters’ intention to use the actress’ immoral notoriety to heighten the irreverence/offensiveness of the program.…4484&yyyy=2011

How would Jewish Canadians feel if Pamela Anderson were to make an “irreverent” film about Auschwitz? Would African Americans not be offended by an “irreverent” film about Rosa Parks? Are Catholics any different?

The following is from section 8 of the Motion Picture Code of 1930 on religion.
1. No film or episode may throw ridicule on any religious faith.
2. Ministers of religion in their character as ministers of religion should not be used as comic characters or as villains.
3. Ceremonies of any definite religion should be carefully and respectfully handled.

The program that CTV plans to air this December 1st is hardly the type of program that would instill harmony in our multicultural society, rather it will foster religious hatred. If this is not an occasion were intervention is required I have to wonder what is.

I sincerely hope that the CRTC and the CSBC will take measures to ensure this program will not air on Canadian television.

Thank you,

Go here to complain to Russel.

CTV Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9, Station ‘O,’
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4A 2M9

Telephone National: 1-866-690-6179
Telephone Ontario: 1-800-668-0060

Canadian Broadcaster Complaint Form

Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Canada


7 thoughts on “Catholics urged to protest Russell Peter’s Christmas Special — Contact links and information here…”

  1. Are you serious?

    First, the CBSC reversed their ruling on Dire Straits because they realized that the song was a farce. Second, the CBSC never banned McVety. He made the decision that he would not honour the code of ethics that he agreed to when he started his show. That is why his broadcaster shut down his hateful show. Are you saying that his breach of contract is censorship?

    Why does Pamela Anderson as the virgin Mary cause you such anxiety? Do you think the other actors who partrayed biblical characters have been paragons of virtue? Heston was a Jew hating gun nut. I don’t think that I have to go any further.

    1. Well it wasn’t Pam Anderson as the virgin Mary that would’ve been considered offensive to Catholics, it was her portrayal of Mary that may have been offensive.

      Personally as a Catholic I find the Catholic church’s numerous offenses against humanity to be more offensive than a porn star suggesting that Mary used God to explain away her pre-marital pregnancy to her future husband so that her baby could have a nice daddy.

      If Jesus had been born to a prostitute rather than a virgin He still would have been Jesus and the Son of God. King Soloman was born through an extra-marital affair, and although he was morally no Jesus he did build God’s temple.

  2. “12,000,000 catholics are in horror?” How dare you try to speak for anyone but yourself. I don’t think that Pam Anderson is an actress on a par with Catherine Hepburn, but I am offended that you would jump to the conusion that she is not appropriate for the role. Her performance should be judged based on her performance, not on what you perceive her past to be.

    I believe that there was a young man a couple thousand years ago that told us that it wasn’t our job to judge other people. But I guess that this doesn’t apply to self-righteous idiots that feel that it is thwir role to pass judgment on others.

    This sort of post makes me proud tha I am an atheist.

    1. The only thing offensive about the show was that it wasn’t Russell Peters’ best work. Things went down hill after “Min Ting”. Let’s hope his next peice is

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