TV censorship has gone too far. The children show, "VeggieTales", had references to God and the Bible removed before NBC would allow the broadcast of the 1/2 hour show. NBC has ruled that mentioning God or the Bible is not politically correct.
"VeggieTales" is a collection of animated home videos for children that encourage moral behavior based on Christian and biblical principles. More than 50 million copies have been sold since 1993, according to Big Idea Inc., which produces the series.
Two weeks ago, NBC began airing 30-minute episodes of "VeggieTales" on Saturday mornings (9 a.m. on KUSA-Channel 9). The show was edited to comply with the network's broadcast standards, said NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks.
"VeggieTales" creator Phil Vischer, who was responsible for readying episodes for network broadcast, said he didn't know until just weeks before the shows were to begin airing that nonhistorical references to God and the Bible would have to be removed.
Had he known how much he'd have to change the show – including Bob and Larry's tagline, "Remember kids, God made you special, and he loves you very much," that concludes each episode – Vischer said he wouldn't have signed on for the network deal. (DenverPost.com)
Interesting though, NBC is still debating whether or not to run Modonna mounting a Crucifix duirng her concert on her upcoming special on NBC.