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House Attention to Low-Power, Satellite Television Legislation

NRB members with television ministries may be particularly interested in two happenings this week in the House of Representatives.

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NRB Opposes Administration Intolerance

This week the President made good on his promise to LGBT activists to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors. Unfortunately, despite widespread concern and...

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The Internet Road to Nowhere

Last week, in the detailed comment that NRB filed with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on the issue of Internet regulation, this question was raised: What would it profit America to gain the world of digital innovation if, in the process, we end up losing our First Amendment soul?

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Persecuted Sudanese Christian Mother Free

Aided by the Italian government, Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, and two young children successfully exited Sudan this week.

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NRB 2015 Media Awards: Less Than 2 Weeks Left to Enter!

NRB is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Media Awards and will be doing so until August 4, 2014. A longstanding hallmark of NRB, the awards program remains one of the association's most valued traditions.

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Exhibit Space at the NRB15 Int’l Christian Media Convention Available Now! Get Yours Today!

Want to place your company or ministry in front of thousands of decision-makers in an ever-growing industry? Then consider exhibiting at NRB’s 2015 International Christian Media Convention.

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Available Now: Your Organization's Own Private Lounge or Suite at the NRB 2015 Convention!

Need a temporary headquarters for your organization during the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention? Then a Hospitality Lounge is for you!

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Christian Radio Veteran Barry Armstrong to Head Victory Radio Network

Longtime Christian radio leader and Spirit FM co-founder Barry Armstrong has been called out of retirement to lead Liberty University’s Victory Radio Network as General Manager.

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Senate Democrats Try to Torpedo Hobby Lobby Ruling

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, had some choice words for Planned Parenthood and others working to radically undermine religious liberty in the Senate this week.

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Congressman Calls Out FCC on Broadcast Indecency Enforcement

Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) put the FCC on notice that he was displeased with the Commission’s enforcement against indecency on the broadcast airwaves.

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NRB Press Releases

NRB Statement on LPTV Hearing

NRB is grateful for attention this week in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to the situation of low-power television (LPTV) in light of the upcoming television broadcast spectrum auction.

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NRB Rejoices Over News of Meriam Ibrahim’s Flight Out of Sudan

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, rejoiced at news that Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, and her two young children were able to fly out of Sudan early Thursday morning – one month after her release from prison. Mrs. Ibrahim, who had been sentenced to death for her Christian faith, landed safely in Italy with her family.

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NRB Objects to ENDA Executive Order

NRB expressed great concern with today’s action by President Obama to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors with no specific protection for religious liberty.

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NRB Opposes Attack on Hobby Lobby, Religious Liberty

NRB, thankful an unfounded attack on religious liberty was thwarted in the United States Senate today, urges Congress to stay true to upholding First Amendment freedoms and the long-standing, bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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NRB Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom

NRB today lauded the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding religious freedom for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in their “David-and-Goliath” struggle for freedom against the Executive Branch.

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NRB Welcomes 7 New Members in Q2 of 2014

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Executive Committee has voted to approve seven new full members in the second quarter of 2014.

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NRB Rejoices Over News of Meriam Ibrahim's Release

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, rejoiced at news that Meriam Ibrahim and her two young children have been released from prison in Sudan.

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NRB Warns Against ENDA Executive Order

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, sent a letter this week to President Obama requesting that he reconsider his stated intention to issue an ENDA-like Executive Order applying to federal contractors.

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NRB Opposes Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, sent a letter today to the Chairman and to the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would limit the First Amendment.

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NRB Urges Release of Sudanese Christian and Her Children

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President and CEO of NRB, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to intervene on behalf of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who is sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith. She, her 20-month-old son, and prenatal child are currently incarcerated by the Sudanese government.

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God is with us in our dark nights, says imprisoned Iranian pastor

A pastor imprisoned in Iran's notorious Evin Prison has spoken of the comfort he draws from knowing God is near him in his suffering...

Ebola crisis: Samaritan's Purse doctor tests positive for virus

Samaritan's Purse is asking for prayers after one of its doctors tested positive for Ebola...

Sudanese Christian Mother Meriam Ibrahim to Arrive in New Hampshire This Week

Meriam Ibrahim, a young Christian mother from Sudan who refused to renounce her faith even after she was placed on death row for it, is expected...

ATVA Slams Sinclair Retrans Story

The American Television Alliance (ATVA) took aim at Sinclair in a blog posting Friday, only a day after the FCC approved Sinclair's purchase of...

Latta Urges Senators To Pass STELAR

Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), vice chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee, has asked Commerce Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller...

Court Finds FilmOn in Contempt

New York District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has found FilmOn in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals...

Mediacom Exec Asks McCaskill To Widen Bill Data Net

The battle between cable operators and broadcasters over retrans reform rages on. The latest volley came from Tom Larsen, group VP of...

Comments Due August 14 For Latest EAS NPRM

For those of you following our numerous posts on EAS matters over the years, a new chapter starts today. After participating in...

LPTV Bill Meets Strong Headwinds In House

The prospects for GOP-backed legislation to help low-power TV and translator stations survive the FCC’s incentive auction...

FCC approves $1B Allbritton TV sale to Sinclair

Sinclair Broadcast Group won final regulatory approval for the $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications’...

FCC treatment of Obama donor draws GOP ire

Republicans in the House and at the Federal Communications Commission are angry over reports the agency is letting a company owned by...

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Conservatives lobby for religious exemptions in LGBT anti-bias policy

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, asked Obama to drop the executive order altogether.

Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in Religious Liberty Case

In contrast, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, National Association of Evangelicals, Southern Baptist Convention, Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, National Religious Broadcasters...

NRB Welcomes New Members

The National Religious Broadcasters Executive Committee has voted to approve seven new full members in the second quarter...

NRB Worries About ENDA Order

The National Religious Broadcasters are concerned that an executive order might be issued requiring them to entertain...

'Noah' treads water amid stunning imagery

After discussions with members of the National Religious Broadcasters, Paramount and the NRB made...

'Noah,' revival of Bible epics, finds rough seas

NEW YORK (AP) — In the beginning of their work together on "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky made Russell Crowe a promise:

Studio Adds Disclaimer To “Noah”

National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson is thanking Paramount Pictures for adding...


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