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TV Show Demeans Voodoo

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posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 11:21 AM
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A Philadelphia-based advocacy group for African religions yesterday sued Universal Studios and producers for cable's Sci Fi Channel, contending that a forthcoming "reality series" demeans and misrepresents the voodoo religion.The federal lawsuit filed by the National African Religion Congress Inc. against Universal Studios Inc., USA Cable Entertainment, and House of Eleven Productions seeks a court order requiring the producers of Mad Mad House to change their advertising and programming."People already have negative feelings about this religion without a program like this exacerbating things," said George Ware, president of the five-year-old congress. The congress claims 4,500 members representing such religions as Akan, the Orisa Tradition of Trinidad and Tobago, Ifa, Santeria-Yoruba, voodoo, Candomble and Lucumi, including 500 in the tristate Philadelphia area.In promotions in print and on cable, Sci Fi describes Mad Mad House, premiering March 4, as a reality series in which "10 everyday people" move into a house run by "five genuine practitioners of alternative lifestyles.

"The "Alts" - a vampire, Wiccan, naturist, voodoo priestess and modern primitive - put their 10 guests through "tolerance testing activities," one promotion says, and then vote weekly to decide who is banished and who ultimately wins a $100,000 prize.

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posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 03:54 PM
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Coming from a TV show in the US I am not surprized.

The US was founded believe it or not on the basis that many fleeing from Britain were tired of religious persecution. So they came here. Unfortunately, so did many Christians. Native Americans were stripped of their beliefs and had Christianity forced on them. Witches (pagans in general) were killed (remember Salem?) and anything other than Christianity was, and unfortunately still is, considered of the devil.

The Church has become one big business. Infact, I was listening to CSPAN (ok, now I am embarassed) and after the Janet Jackson thing, there were a few senators, congresspeople and others talking about it quite heatedly. One comment that still burns my hide was as follows.

The guy was talking about the company putting on the halftime show. This company happens to be owned by a pagan business man. The congressman said "....but what should we expect when the pagan community is in charge of the entertainment for our country?"

This is the world we live in. It really is not good.



posted on Feb, 27 2004 @ 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by ImAlreadyPsycho
The congressman said "....but what should we expect when the pagan community is in charge of the entertainment for our country?"

This is the world we live in. It really is not good.


He actually said that???



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