Freedom from Religion

KGMI’s blog post this morning by Debbie Chavez, posed an interesting question:

Is it acceptable and healthy to have discussions about God on secular talkradio, or is it a taboo topic that somehow harms society when discussed freely in the marketplace?

I think it is healthy but waning abit on the acceptable. It seems to be becoming only acceptable on Christian stations and this is sounding a bit too much like some Communist and Muslim states where freedom of religion & speech is relegated to specific times and in approved registered places. Not freedom in my opinion. I think that Debbie’s show does an important service for our community, both in sharing her content and her willingness to share her faith. Our nation was founded on freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

On a lighter side of the same note; I always prefer the lighter side; her question brought to mind this quote:

It’s so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it’s like, religion, you really can’t take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary…but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn’t believe in anything anymore if it weren’t for my lucky astrology mood watch.

Steve Martin, A Wild and Crazy Guy

3 thoughts on “Freedom from Religion

  1. The answer to where she went is in the Herald online this morning.

    Initially asked why she was let go, she said: “That’s the $24,000 question,” but said she didn’t think it was appropriate to go into detail in public.

    Chavez did not spend her last day on the air. By Wednesday her biographical page on KGMI’s Web site was still up but contained no information.

    KGMI General Manager Rick Staeb said he could not comment because the issue was a “personnel matter.” Staeb said that the issue was not due to budget cuts.

    That’s where she went. The answer to the bigger question of why, is still yet to come.

  2. I’ve had my nose mostly in work for the past week or so and hadn’t even noticed something was going on. I don’t know Debbie nor anyone else at KGMI that would afford me any inside information, so I sent an email to both Debbie and the general manager at KGMI. Debbie’s email promptly returned what looked like an automated response.

    I am not available for questions regarding programming on KGMI.
    Please contact gm@cascaderadiogroup.com with any questions or comments.

    I hope there isn’t a problem having an openly Christian host on a station that still has an openly anti-Christian on the Liberal Outpost. But an alternative is that something has happened to her, which we should pray isn’t the case. I’m sure something will be said soon.

  3. Hi,
    Just wondering, since your blogs in the past have been supportive of Debbie Chavez and her show on KGMI, if you know why her show has mysteriously “disappeared” off the air. Nobody from KGMI will give you a straight answer (that I have found) which leads me to believe she was probably fired because of the content of her show. Debbie provided an excellent service to our community and I am not going to support KGMI in any way in the future if I find out she was fired.