Archive for February 11th, 2011

Show Axed After Criticism of ‘Gay’ Curriculum

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Censorship, over criticism of the homosexual lifestyle, is very prevalent in Canada. It’s only a matter of time before it becomes prevalent here.

A television show that tackled family-oriented issues from a Christian perspective has been pulled from the air in Canada, and Word TV’s executive producer and host, Charles McVety, is calling it a simple case of censoring a message that is politically incorrect.

“The crux of this problem is that last year I led a protest to stop our minister of education from presenting a new curriculum that would teach, starting at grade three, that there are six genders and that the children can’t be happy and can’t have a positive image of themselves until they accept their inner gender which may not coincide with their physical body,” McVety told WND.

Now he’s caught in a dispute with Canada’s Crossroads Television System over its decision to cancel the Word TV programming over what it describes as issues of “ethics.”

CTS communications director Carolyn Innis says McVety refused to comply with her code of ethics, even though the network tried to work with him.

“Word TV failed to keep its agreement to comply with the code of ethics as indicated. This is very unfortunate for CTS, but we made numerous attempts to work with Dr. McVety, but they were unsuccessful,” Innis said. “It was clear that it was just a refusal to comply with our code of ethics in future broadcasts.”

However, Innis declined to explain what was happening in violation of her code.

“Word TV wasn’t compliant with our code in spite of our efforts to help and we can’t provide details because they’re considered a private [issue] between broadcaster and show producers,” Innis said. “Out of respect, we have said in our code that we will not share that information.”

McVety said it’s just censorship by CTS TV on behalf of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.

“Back in December, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, which is really a censor board, came out with a decision against us. CTS from that day forward said they were going to be hypersensitive to everything I said, that they were going to screen all of those programs,” McVety said.

“They came up with a reason for my last three shows not to go to air and then they permanently cancelled my contract and took me off the air,” McVety asserted.

Word TV’s website has a statement that explains McVety’s belief that federal pressure was involved in the decision.

“In December, the CRTC, through their Canadian Broadcast Standards Council began to censor Charles McVety and his television broadcast Word TV for unapproved political speech. Fearing the heavy hand of the CRTC the new corporate leadership at CTS bowed to the censors, rejected three subsequent Word TV programs for frivolous reasons and then publically announced that CTS will no longer air the program,” the statement read.

McVety says the issues became clear.

“On radio, I debated a female atheist pastor and I mentioned I debated this pastor who is part of the United Church and CTS [said] I am not allowed to say that,” McVety stated. “Then I said that I’m under attack and CTS for the next show said I’m not allowed to say I’m under attack.”

McVety believes that there is some political history behind the sudden attention given to his program, and it goes back to his criticism of an educational program that advocates for alternative sexual lifestyle choices.

“The people in Canada rose up after I spoke about this and the Ontario Ministry of Education was forced to withdraw that curriculum and I talked about that on my television program and this Canadian Broadcast Standards Board then came out with a decision against me claiming that I mischaracterized that curriculum,” McVety explained further.

“They said the curriculum was about tolerance. I said it was all about nonsense and they somehow politically censored me and say that I’m not allowed to really critique the curriculum,” McVety continued.

“The other issue they came forward with was my criticism of the gay pride parades in Canada that were being funded by our federal government and I called them sex parades. I thought I was being inclusive because they parade every type of sex known to man in these parades. They didn’t like that so they came against me on those two counts,” McVety added.

Read the rest of the article here.