IMO most of the religious broadcasting seems to be different pew/same sermon. Fund raising is way too prominent. The good number of the religious broadcasters (certainly not all) adhere to the health/wealth/prosperity gospel. My riches equal God's blessing. I think a lot of people would be appalled if they could ever get a look at the books of some of these organizations. Several of directv's religious broadcasters are from Ohio. Multimillion dollar houses, planes, etc. Seems so distant from a Jewish carpenter who had no place to lay his head.
I don't want to see the religious programming go away. It's a free country. I just think they are over represented in the number of slots they take up. (World Harvest Television, Church Channel, Trinity Broadcasting Network, God TV, BYU (Mormon), Daystar,NRB, EWTN (Catholic) and The Word Channel. Plus I get channel 40 WLMB out of Toledo)
I would be curious to know exactly what these broadcasters pay (or are paid) to be on satellite.
I totally agree, and dont think it could have been better said!