Christian stations wary of "a la carte" cable
Christians are in a disagreement over whether or not "a la carte" cable, the ability to pick and choose which stations you want to have rather than buying "packages" of various channels, is a good thing. Some argue it's a means of protecting children and families from channels that carry "inappropriate" programming, but evangelicals behind such religious-themed networks as the Trinity Broadcasting Network and Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network claim people could cut those networks out just as easily as networks such as MTV. The response to this, of course, is that only certain Christians watch these networks anyway, so why does it matter? Colby May, an attorney for the Faith and Family Broadcasting Coalition which represents the two aforementioned networks, is against the concept of "a la carte" cable, claiming the by having Christian stations as part of the lineup increases the chances of people serendipitously stumbling across them and "[changing] their life for the better." Dan Isett of the Parents Television Council argues, however, that allowing viewers to pick and choose could create diversified programming and ultimately help such stations.
[via Huffington Post]