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This applies to you! Not us!

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]ns_kumiho)

The University of California at Berkeley is being sued for running a website for school teachers called Understanding Evolution.

Anti-evolutionists claim that the site breaches the American constitution on the separation of church and state because it links to religious organisations which believe faith can be reconciled with Darwin's theory of evolution, reported the website Inside Higher Ed today.

The University of California is already under legal attack for its refusal to certify high school courses on creationism and "intelligent design" as meeting its entry requirements for admission.

What the...?

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Dominionist broadcasters steal radio frequency from schools

In an example of dominionist media's misuse of noncommercial radio/television frequencies (including the buying up of LPFM licenses) and the FCC's new favouritism of dominionist causes (one of the FCC's heads is a former head of a dominionist pro-censorship group and was also associated with numerous other dominionist groups):


Maynard High School's radio frequency, 91.7 FM, is being seized by a network of Christian broadcasting stations that the Federal Communications Commission has ruled is a better use of the public airwaves.
``People are furious,'' said faculty adviser Joe Magno.
Maynard High's WAVM, which has been broadcasting from the school for 35 years, found itself in this David vs. Goliath battle when it applied to increase its transmitter signal from 10 to 250 watts.

According to Magno, that ``opens the floodgates for any other station to challenge the station's license and take its frequency.''
Using a point scale that considers such factors as audience size, the FCC ruled the Christian broadcasting network the better applicant. WAVM is given 30 days to appeal, and has done so.
If the FCC refuses to overturn its decision, WAVM will fall silent.
``The little guy does not stand much of a chance. Legally, we don't have a leg to stand on,'' Magno said.

Yes, you heard it right. The FCC is *preferentially* giving LPFM licenses to dominionist-operated radio networks instead of the schools and community stations for which they were intended. (Both the 10-watt and 250-watt station licenses would be regulated under the rules for LPFM radio.)

Again, this is actually an extension of tactics used by dominionist-run "religious broadcaster" groups. Further examples of the hijacking of LPFM licenses (which were originally intended for community radio stations, nonprofit stations run by schools, etc.):

http://www.prometheusradio.org/translator_action.shtml (from Prometheus Radio, one of the groups that originally worked to get LPFM licenses legalised in the US and which is now fighting the hijacking of LPFM by dominionist groups)
Info on the FCC's links to dominionist groups is via a previous post to this community (in relation to appointment of Penny Nance--who has links to a great deal of dominionist groups--to the position of FCC advisor)And now some technical info, which leads to the Usual Suspects )

EDIT: Edits to allow the links to actually be *clickable*.

Those of you with posting privs to DefCon America's news forums and/or Talk2Action are strongly encouraged to forward this information.  Others are formally given permission to link to and mirror widely.

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