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        "Son of man, I have made you a watchmen for the house of Israel; so here the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked man, you will surely die, and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sins, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from the wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself." Ezekiel 3:17-19.
        The News articles that are placed in our Newsletter are to inform the reader of certain events that are directly related to Bible Prophecy. Jesus gave us many signs as well as the Prophets of old that point to the culmination of the end of the age. It is the reader’s responsibility to know the times and seasons of the return of Christ. It is the Watchmen's responsibility to sound the warning. This I will do, Bro. Ken. Prophecy - Joel 3:1-3; Please read!

by Jon Dougherty –  

        The Federal Communications Commission has reversed a controversial earlier ruling which critics said moved the federal agency closer than ever to regulating broadcasting content, particularly religious content.  In its Jan. 6 decision to grant a transfer of licenses between Pittsburgh TV stations Cornerstone Television WQED -- a PBS affiliate and member of the National Religious Broadcasters -- and Paxson Communications, the FCC singled out religious stations by establishing new, stringent standards for the "educational" programming that non-commercial educational TV stations must air to remain qualified to hold their licenses.
        The "additional guidelines" the agency included in the order stated for the first time that "not all programming, including programming about religious matters, qualifies as ‘general educational’ programming. For example, programming primarily devoted to religious exhortation, proselytizing, or statements of personally-held religious views and beliefs generally would not qualify as ‘general educational’ programming," the FCC said.
        However, following media coverage of the FCC’s ruling, an explosive national protest ensued with broadcasters and congressmen bringing pressure to bear on the FCC.  "On January 28, 2000, the Commission, by a 4-1 vote, issued an Order vacating the ‘Additional Guidance’ on this issue that was contained within the Order on the Cornerstone decision," said a press release sent to WorldNetDaily by the FCC.

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