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NRB Applauds ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ FCC Action

National Religious Broadcasters applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” vote today rolling back the agency’s assumption of heavy-handed new powers over the internet in 2015.

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NRB Shines Light on Online Censorship of Christian, Conservative Speech

National Religious Broadcasters is drawing attention to the censorship of Christian and conservative speech online by tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple by launching a new initiative, Internet Freedom Watch, the association of Christian communicators announced today (Dec. 7).

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NRB Praises President Trump’s Declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Relocation of U.S. Embassy

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, released the following statement in response to reports that, in accordance with decades-old U.S. law, President Donald Trump will affirm today that the United States does indeed recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and has set in motion a plan to relocate the U.S. embassy to its rightful place there

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NRB to Announce New Internet Freedom Initiative, Host Panel on Internet Censorship

National Religious Broadcasters will announce a new internet freedom initiative on Thursday, December 7, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will feature an address by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and a panel, “Internet Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities,” with leading voices on the subject, including Craig Strazzeri with PragerU, a victim of internet censorship; former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell; and evangelical leader Ralph Reed.

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NRB Welcomes Proposed Return to Light Touch in ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Proceeding

National Religious Broadcasters welcomes a proposed resolution to the Federal Communications Commission’s proceeding on “Restoring Internet Freedom” that would roll back the agency’s assumption of heavy-handed new powers over the internet in 2015.

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Tax Reform Bill Should Honor Free Speech of Churches and Charities

As Congress considers the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) welcomed efforts to lift the free speech burden of the infamous “Johnson Amendment” off of all charitable organizations. NRB believes the Free Speech Fairness Act unshackles basic expression, a priceless bedrock principle of our nation, without allowing charities to become conduits for targeted political expenditures.

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NRB Praises Religious Liberty Action by Trump Administration

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, issued the following statement today in response to new religious liberty protections issued by the Trump Administration.

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Senator James Lankford Honored with NRB's 2017 Faith & Freedom Award

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) presented its 2017 Faith & Freedom Award to U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Wednesday, September 13.

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NRB Urges Respect for Christian TV in Spectrum Repack

In advance of a hearing entitled “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges” in the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Thursday, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) highlighted the value of Christian television programming for local communities.

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NRB President, Members Sign Historic ‘Nashville Statement’ on Sexuality

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, joined more than 100 evangelical leaders – including at least 15 NRB members – as original signatories to The Nashville Statement expressing evangelical convictions about human sexuality released today.

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National Religious Broadcasters CEO Calls on Tech Companies to Address Online Censorship

After Wednesday’s hearing featuring the top executives of Facebook and Twitter on Capitol Hill, National Religious Broadcasters president and CEO Jerry A. Johnson...

NRB Lobbying Helps Put Congress’ Focus On Internet Freedom

With the Fairness Doctrine now solidly part of the past, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has been focusing its free speech efforts on the internet.

NRB Calls for Internet Censorship Hearings

The National Religious Broadcasters had big issues with Facebook before CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa tour of the House and Senate this week, and it still has them, in spades.

NRB Seeks Censorship Answers from Zuckerberg

As the Hill prepares to grill Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a pair of hearings this week, the National Religious Broadcasters want them...

Censoring Christians: Google and Facebook and Twitter, oh my

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) launched the initiative via the InternetFreedomWatch.org website

Religious Broadcasters Gather in DC, Announce Response to Problem of Internet Censorship

The National Religious Broadcasters gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to announce their new “Internet Freedom Initiative.”

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders say Mr. Trump seized on the issue at the January meeting in his office.

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