Letters: Christian Ministries, 'TV Party'

Jennifer Ludden reads from our listeners' letters. Topics include criticism for a profile of multi-site Christian ministries, and proper credit for Black Flag's "TV Party," played on a recent edition of the show by the Asylum Street Spankers.

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JENNIFER LUDDEN, host:

And now your comments.

We received several e-mails critical of our profile of multisite Christian ministries and their use of technology and satellite churches to spread their message. This note was typical. Allison Liggen(ph), of Clinton, Louisiana, wrote, `Have you considered renaming your show "All Christians Considered"? Not all of your listeners are religious, much less Christian, and your continued coverage of all things Christian is becoming tiresome. Who would be interested in that nearly 20 minutes of coverage you gave to the use of media in Christian churches other than a select group of Christians? That leaves the majority of your listeners turning off the radio.'

We also heard from Heather Dinken(ph), of Richmond, Virginia. She enjoyed Jacki Lyden's conversation with members of the band the Asylum Street Spankers. But she said we should have identified a song featured in the segment, "TV Party." It was originally written and recorded by the punk group Black Flag.

If you hear something on our show that makes you want to raise a red flag, write us at npr.org. Click on the link `contact us.' And, as always, be sure to tell us where you live and how to pronounce your name.

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