Well I think I have an idea why there is more "bible thumping" type programming than necessary on Sky Angel. The nature of the service is that it's made up of many Christian TV stations from around the country. There aren't many channels that I would describe as "cable/satellite networks".
In each case, the station tends to be *the* Christian TV station for their local area and therefore end up carrying many of the national ministry programs because no one else in the community can or will. This results in most of the national ministry shows being available at roughly 6,000 time slots per day and/or week for us lucky Sky Angel viewers.
The other thing is that true "family friendly" programming is few and far between these days, and Sky Angel wants to be a platform or a conduit, not a producer of programming (at least, not to a large extent).
Efforts made to carry more family programming haven't panned out so far. AIN changed dramatically after it was added, so it had to be dropped, and FamilyNet got switched to an affiliate.
Here's hoping Benny Hinn will have a diverse mix of programming on his new "Health and Healing Channel". From the sound of it, this should be something useful to have, but only if it does indeed contain a good amount of health info, shows with doctors and nutritionists, etc. By the way, I also hope that these shows will truly be about helping people. I know these stations need to make money but I'd appreciate seeing some health shows that aren't a sales pitch for expensive vitamins.