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Complaints against reverend

Rev. Tom Sanders
Saturday June 15, 2002

To the Editor: 

I've heard a number of interesting things about the Rev. Frank Moore's TV Channel 25 "Unlimited Possibilities" show, which is sponsored by his Church of Inter Relations, but have never got to see it because it began at 11 p.m. 

I will soon be changing my work hours, which will permit me to stay up late enough so I can at least see the first hour. Now, I've been told that the show is being moved back to midnight or possibly even later. This will make it impossible for not only me, but a number of people, who can not stay up late, to see it. 

I understand that the projected time change is because a few Berkeley residents complained about the show's content- some nudity sometimes. It's strange that these people did not complain and set up picket lines at the theaters showing Monster's Ball, the movie that gave Halle Berry the Academy Award. This movie and it's story was one of the most disturbing I've ever seen and it was not because of the nudity, which was an important part of the story. 

Ms. Berry proved to be a terrific actress and certainly deserved the Academy award, even though she was nude in the parts of the story that called for it. So was another actress. Both engaged in simulated acts with men. AND I saw non-adults at the showing! Who are not going to be staying up until 11 PM on week nights to watch Frank Moore's TV show. 

Changing the time of the Rev. Moore's show to the early morning hours is clearly a violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution, which states: "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..." 

It is obvious that changing the Rev. Moore's show to such a late hour is in violation of the First Amendment on both it's religion and free speech rules. 

The only way to stop this travesty of justice is for hundreds of Berkeley residents to write and phone their City Council members immediately, in defense of the Constitution. 



Rev. Tom Sanders