NBC has drawn the ire of some religious conservatives, and I just can't imagine why:
The disputes, over the network’s proposed broadcast of a Madonna concert that includes a crucifixion scene and over its cutting religious references from the animated children’s show “VeggieTales,” have some critics charging that NBC maintains a double standard toward Christianity.
It basically works out that anything that might promote Christianity needs to be eliminated, anything that might criticize or blaspheme should be given a primetime slot and promoted.
But according to Madonna's own statements what she's doing is positive:
Madonna also issued a statement on Thursday saying that the performance was “neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous.”
Then shouldn't her blatant--and, according to her, positive--Christian message be considered by NBC to promote a particular religion and thus be eliminated from programming?
Part of the problem, of course, is Madonna's understanding of Jesus in the first place:
“Rather,” it went on to say, “it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and see the world as a unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today, he would be doing the same thing.”
But you see, He is alive today.