Broadcaster suspends reverend's TV show - 2010-12-11
Christian broadcaster CTS has taken the television show of evangelical minister Charles McVety off the air, after an industry watchdog ruled that statements he had made about homosexuals violated its broadcasting codes.
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) said that it had received complaints about how McVety's program, Word TV, had portrayed issues "such as homosexuality, Islam, Haiti and euthanasia," it said in a decision issued Wednesday.
The complaints charged that the program "had included discriminatory comments on the basis of sexual orientation, religion and mental disability," the organization said.
In response, CTS decided to suspend the show, saying that such concerns "are treated seriously."