blue bits. red rocks.


Because this is a Christian radio station, that’s supposed to be playing religious music. What does it mean when, jammed in between songs about Amazing Grace and Jesus, Friend of Sinners, we get a song glorifying the American flag and the nation it represents? It’s not even a patriotic song about God blessing America, it’s a song praising how the flag proudly waves “o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” That’s idolatry. I don’t know what else I can call it. We have set up a nice little golden calf, except instead of a calf it’s a sheet and instead of golden it’s red, white, and blue. Theological Ramblings: Christian Radio and the Star Spangled Banner

…Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio executives earned between $$370,000/year and $1.2 million per year. Regardless of whether or not the non-profit organizations could have found people to work for less money, there is a reasonable question of whether the government should forcibly collect tax dollars from folks earning the median $16/hour wage and feed those dollars to public broadcasting employees earning far more than President Obama. Philip Greenspun

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