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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.
http://www.bellmediapr.ca/ctv/releas…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.

http://www.russellpeters.com/askRussell.aspx

CTV Contact Information:
programming@ctv.ca

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
http://www.cbsc.ca
complaints
http://www.cbsc.ca/english/complaint/form.php

Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Canada
http://www.crtc.gc.ca
complaints
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/rapidsccm/register.asp?lang=e

Hate Art — Pic of Peter Alexander Por’s Pope Benedict XVI, riddled with bullet holes… (Protest Here)

Hate artist ‘raised Catholic’ lumps pope in with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Kim Il Sung, and Pol Pot.

From Catholic Culture:

A Toronto art gallery is planning an exhibit of provocative works that includes a picture of a seated Pope Benedict XVI, riddled with bullet holes.

The exhibit entitled “Persona Non Grata- The Veil of History,” by artist Peter Alexander Por, is due to open at the Bezpala Brown Gallery on February 5. Publicity from the gallery said that the image of the Pope is “a less than subtle expression of the hurt and anger directed at a pontiff and an institution that has abandoned its flock, choosing to focus on dogma while its subjects suffer and, in many instances, die from its archaic policies.”

To make your protest heard, e-mail the Bezpala Brown Gallery at the addresses below:

President Darrell Brown
dbrown@bezpalabrown.com
Gallery Director Lyudmila Bezpala-Brown
mila@bezpalabrown.com
Gallery Manager Fariz Kovalchuk
fariz@bezpalabrown.com

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ADVERTISEMENT OF THE EVENT BELOW — SOURCE/Akimba

Peter Alexander Por:
Persona Non Grata – The Veil of History
February 5 – 25
Bezpala Brown Gallery

Press Preview: February 3-4 (by appointment)
Reception: Saturday, February 5, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

A Toronto-based artist, Por strikes a decidedly political and controversial message drawing lines between good and evil, oppressor and oppressed, through the presentation of 30 canvasses and 4 sculptures. His subjects are primarily evildoers – some predictable, others less so. From Pope Benedict XVI’s bullet-ridden portrait recognizing the dereliction of duty stemming from a Church leader’s focus on dogma over his subjects’ life and mental well-being to President George Bush’s fictitious war on terror to the terror of Pope Innocent III, the portraits map lost lives through perpetrators’ hollow eyes across the centuries. There are the predictable: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot and others with death tallies attached, but Por also turns full circle to capture the crucifixion of Obama by the political and corporate machinery of today’s America.

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