Tuesday, July 26, 2005

How PBS Honors the Disabled

Simple! It promotes a film about a disabled man that choses to commit suidcide! ProLife Blogs has the story here. Not Dead Yet president Diane Coleman has strong words for PBS:
"The choice of this particular air date is an affront to people with disabilities in this country," says Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights group based in Forest Park, IL. "It's the 15th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, a law that is, for people with disabilities, the nation's largest minority, what the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is for people of color. Not only is this being ignored by PBS, but the network is featuring and promoting a program about a person so terrified of aging and disability that he commits suicide. In terms of sensitivity to diversity issues, this puts PBS in the same league as the Fox News Channel. And, no, that is not a compliment."
But remember, boys and girls, PBS is the home of Sesame Street and Big Bird. Any attempt to cut its funding means no more Big Bird and company.

Therefore, All Americans must support PBS through taxes on their hard-earned money, even if it means that they support the promotion of Euthanasia for the disabled. It's all in the interests of society, after all. Perfectly Reasonable.