TV Writers Set To Strike? I thought they were fired years ago!

Merrill Oveson moveson at
Sat Nov 3 17:40:53 MDT 2007

Yes.  I pointed out to my wife one Sunday that watching the NFL on KSL was,
in fact, church approved and that I needed to support the church and any
possible former BYU players who might possibility be on either team.  She
didn't care.  I had two choices in this case, endure the wrath of my wife,
or turn the TV off.  You guessed it.  I turned the TV off.

Once in an early stake priesthood leadership meeting the stake presidency
proposed a boycott of all TV to be carried out by all members within the
stake.  This boycott was proposed for two reasons (1) waste of time (2)
filthy programming.  I wanted to leap up and say, "Yes, but we shouldn't
boycott KSL.  It's owned by the church.  I certainly don't think we
should boycott any church owned business."  Instead, I sat there, laughed
inside and went back to sleep.

On 11/2/07, Barry Roberts <blr at> wrote:
> Merrill Oveson wrote:
> > Frankly, it's an embarrassment that the church is involved in such an
> > obvious and blatant conflict of interest.  I have to laugh every time I
> sit
> > in church and hear how evil TV is.
> >
> >
> Heh.  Never thought about it that way.  So that means I could show an
> episode of "The Office" or "Heroes" to my webelos den, or maybe the next
> time I teach in EQ, since it's church-approved, right?  Oh, even better
> (checking my myth listings), "My Name is Earl", "Chuck", or "Bionic
> Woman."  This could be fun.
> Barry
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