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Broadcaster Asks Halt to Protests on Nonexistent Petition

July 05, 1986|Associated Press

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The head of the National Religious Broadcasters Assn. has issued a plea for a halt to persistent, false rumors and protests about a nonexistent petition by atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

The Rev. Ben Armstrong, executive director of the association says that contrary to the rumors, the Federal Communications Commission is not considering any proposal by O'Hair or anyone else to restrict religious broadcasting.

The FCC has been flooded with more than 16 million letters protesting the supposed O'Hair petition since false word of it began circulating in 1975.

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