Stop the airing of 'Good Christian Bitches' on Channel 7
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Channel Seven Network

Stop the airing of 'Good Christian Bitches' on Channel 7

    1. Carol McFarland
    2. Petition by

      Carol McFarland

      Melbourne, Australia

It is inappropriate and rude to name this show with such explicit language that is uncalled for. We are meant to respect all religions, no matter what the belief system is, but this shows utter disrespect to the Christian Religion and also to Women and is highly offensive. If this is done to boost ratings then this is a low and cheap call by the Channel. This program is demeaning and should be stopped from airing , this is not entertainment, this is a downright disgrace to our community.

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    1. An investigation by ACMA is launced!

      Carol McFarland
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All,

      Just an update on what happened to this petition! Well looks like concerns about this show around Australia have resulted in an investigation by ACMA. So for now they have put of airing this show. I have listed the email that was sent to me below :

      The ACMA commenced an investigation at the end of January 2012 into the Channel Seven promotion for the program ‘Good Christian Bitches’

      · The ACMA will assess the broadcast against the following provisions of the Commercial Television Code of Practice 2010:

      o Provision 1.9.6 [intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or group of persons on the grounds of gender and religion]

      o Provision 3.9.8 [classification - language]

      o Provision 3.11 [PG programs]

      Thanks once again for signging this and standing up for what you believe in. I pray God's abundant blessings to you and your families.

      Please keep the media in your prayers.

      Blessings Carol :)

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. Just a quick update on where things are at!

      Carol McFarland
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All,
      Firstly thanks for all your effort into signing this, getting your people behind this to, your feedback on this page and also the private messages I have been getting. I have been away in Cambodia on missions and return to Melbourne on Friday, I will reply back to each and everyone once I am back. Chanel 7 have not budged on anything, it is still a go ahead, but they do not know there is over 3000 people who are also offended and disgusted, so I will move on to Step 2 as the Lord leads in the coming week.
      Thanks once again for your feedback, keep it coming, Blessings x C

    4. Reached 3,000 signatures
    5. Interview with MX Paper

      Carol McFarland
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All, I have just done a short interview with MX Paper about this , so it will raise awareness about this situation. I also called Channel 7 and they asked me to write in my complaint which I have, as this Petition fills up I will send it to them, the show is meant to be aired in early 2012, so good we start this now. Thanks for all your support and keep spreading the word. x C

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Raymond To PRICEVILLE, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      This just isn't glorifying to God, nor is it an accurate portrait of Godly women

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    • Leif Nelson PRESCOTT, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      This show not only sounds horrible in the sense of being completely insensitive, but also just sounds like a really bad show..

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    • Erik Mason MAIZE, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I can take a joke, but I am tired of the media and entertainment industry making Christians the butt of everything

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    • Keith Gilligan CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't sign many petitions, but this is too important. This is straight out bullying, based on gender and religious affiliation, and has no place in Australia, the land of the fair go. If Seven goes ahead with this program, I will be programming my TV to no longer receive all of Seven's channels. Their broadcasts will not be welcome in my home.

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    • Shawn Karon THORNHILL, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The word "bitch" should not be used on any program period, but using it to malign followers of God is disgusting beyond fathoming. The makers of this show need to get right with God and stop channeling their bigotry into the public consciousness, or they will face God on judgment day and account for their evil.

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