Lifetime TV canceled D. James Kennedy Ministries’ (DJKM) weekly Christian broadcast, TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM due to controversial content. Lifetime cited that programming must adhere to new terms. This includes restrictions on abortion before the channel would air any of the ministry’s content, Movieguide reported.
“Because of Lifetime’s newfound ban on so-called ‘controversial’ content, D. James Kennedy Ministries has been forced off the cable channel—to which we have paid enormous fees since 2018 to air our program,” Frank Wright, Ph.D., DJKM President and CEO, said in a press release.
Lifetime joined the growing number of private media firms—among them Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple and others—who are deplatforming and silencing outspoken Christian and conservative voices.
“But this is not just about us,” Wright continued. “We are at a critical turning point in our culture. The cancel culture is in high gear and coming after anyone who speaks with courage and candor to the great moral and cultural issues of our day. With God’s help, we will not bow.”
Wright said the decision by Lifetime is expensive and has made all the more difficult because of the decisions by some networks to eliminate all religious programming.
Wright added that DJKM is actively working to find new broadcast distribution channels to replace its lost platform on Lifetime. Launched in 1973, DJKM reaches 105 million TV households.
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—By CNJ Staff