D. James Kennedy Ministries Decries ‘Cancel Culture’ After Lifetime Cuts Weekly Program
D. James Kennedy Ministries is decrying the rise of “cancel culture” after Lifetime TV cancelled the ministry’s half-hour weekly Christian broadcast “Truths that Transform” when DJKM refused to follow the cable network’s restrictions on controversial topics.
The network reportedly gave the ministry an ultimatum earlier this month to remove certain content or face being banned. The ministry said on its website that would have meant cutting programs on topics including abortion and radical billionaire George Soros, “which is why we refused.”
“But this is not just about us,” said Frank Wright, DJKM president and CEO. “We are at a critical turning point in our culture. The cancel culture is in high gear and coming after anyone who speaks with courage and candor to the great moral and cultural issues of our day. With God’s help, we will not bow.”
The cancellation comes in spite of the “enormous fees” his organization has paid Lifetime TV to air its content since 2018, Wright said, including the documentary “Billionaire Radical: George Soros and the Scheme to Remake America,” broadcast last October.
“D. James Kennedy Ministries is committed to proclaiming biblical truth and defending freedom in America,” he said. “We simply cannot water down our message to please Lifetime and be faithful to our mission.”
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He noted that Lifetime TV is just the latest among a growing number of private media firms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Apple, that are “de-platforming and silencing outspoken Christian and conservative voices.”
Wright said DJKM is actively working to find new broadcast distribution channels for its content, which he said reached 105 million TV households nationwide.
“We are extremely grateful to our partners who are praying for us and standing with us by their much-needed financial support now,” he said.