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    Utah Affiliate Axes Gay-Themed NBC Sitcom

    http://www.newser.com/story/152903/u...bc-sitcom.html

    A Mormon Church-owned NBC affiliate won't be airing the network's new show about a gay couple because it's "excessively rude and crude," Gawker reports. The New Normal, which tells the story of the couple having a child through a surrogate, "feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time," says Salt Lake City's KSL-TV. New Normal star Ellen Barkin blasts the move as "blatantly homophobic," tweeting: "So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?"

    Programming issues aside....how does a tax-exempt church "own" a TV affiliate and is the ad revenue they collect also tax-exempt?

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    But it's ok to have five wives and bang your daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Programming issues aside....how does a tax-exempt church "own" a TV affiliate and is the ad revenue they collect also tax-exempt?
    How do obviously partisan groups get tax excempt protection whilst effectively running a non-stop, permanenet, endless campiagn for one side of the two-party system?

    I don't know either, but thats our tax code.

    Up to me, tax-excemption would be eliminated universally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Programming issues aside....how does a tax-exempt church "own" a TV affiliate and is the ad revenue they collect also tax-exempt?
    I was curious enough
    Quote Originally Posted by wiki
    Bonneville International Corporation is a broadcasting company wholly owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) through its for-profit arm, Deseret Management Corporation. It began as a radio and TV network in the Triad Center Broadcast House in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bonneville's name alludes to Benjamin Bonneville and the prehistoric Lake Bonneville that once covered much of modern-day Utah, which was named after him.
    Bonneville owns about 10 radio stations and one NBC affiliate television station, in its home market, and operates a second non-affiliated TV station, also in its home market. Additionally, the Bonneville Communications division provides broadcast distribution services and PSA production services to non-profit organizations.

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;4568656]Programming issues aside....how does tax-exempt NPR be allowed to be shills for the democrat party at taxpayer expense???

    NOSTOVIA COMRADE!!!!!

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    [QUOTE=acepepe;4568870]
    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Programming issues aside....how does tax-exempt NPR be allowed to be shills for the democrat party at taxpayer expense???

    NOSTOVIA COMRADE!!!!!
    Because they are agents of Satan.

    Mormon is the one true god.


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    Ok dumbest thread ever

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    Doesn't everyone know that conservatives can't own a media conglomerate. that's racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigFL View Post
    Ok dumbest thread ever
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    Doesn't everyone know that conservatives can't own a media conglomerate. that's racist
    We got's ourselves a Mormon, folks!!

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    Better a Mormon then a blood sucking follower of Obama!

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    That show looks horrible anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Programming issues aside....how does a tax-exempt church "own" a TV affiliate and is the ad revenue they collect also tax-exempt?
    To my knowledge, the income generated by the tv channel would most likely be considered either Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) or Effectively COnnected Income (ECI) and taxed accordingly.

    Ask southpark though, he is a better accountant that myself

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    Such a shame. I'm sure this show would've garnered huge ratings in that market.

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    If they want to break new ground, why not bare female breasts? No one wants to see gay dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Programming issues aside....how does a tax-exempt church "own" a TV affiliate and is the ad revenue they collect also tax-exempt?
    Not sure about the tax exempt status (I doubt it, unless it's operated as a non-profit), but there's no reason a religious organization can't own a media property. Separation of church and state, not of church and commerce.

    Beyond that, as a privately owned station, they are free to make whatever decisions they want, so long as they are allowed to by their contract with NBC

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    Gee, I don't know if I'll be able to get any sleep tonight. I'm so upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Such a shame. I'm sure this show would've garnered huge ratings in that market.
    I think it says they put it on Utah's WB channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    I think it says they put it on Utah's WB channel.
    Watch out, final episode of M.A.S.H

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    To my knowledge, the income generated by the tv channel would most likely be considered either Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) or Effectively COnnected Income (ECI) and taxed accordingly.
    Danke.

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    ha ha ha; that brings to mind Chris Rock's line about the OJ Verdict: white people were mad; I haven'[t seen that many angry white people since they cancelled M*A*S*H.


    lmao

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