Christian and Catholic organizations are strengthening their campaign to take a New Jersey radio station off the air.
One News Now has reported on the programming of WSOU, a radio station owned by Catholic Seton Hall University and under the jurisdiction of Cardinal Joseph Tobin. Critics say its music includes aggressive Satanism, intense anti-Christian content, and material that describes satanically-driven ritual violence, including child sacrifice.
"It's been going on for a long time," says Richard Smaglick of ShutDownWSOU.com, where an extensive archive of WSOU's broadcast history can be found. "The church has known about it for a long time and has failed to act to resolve the problem. Though a number of bishops and those in leadership positions have spoken out against it, they haven't taken the actions necessary to stop it. So it's continued for 34 years."
Smaglick says the station's content violates tenets of the Bible, and it does so to the extreme.
"Their programming is inconsistent with the teachings of the church, with scripture, with the teachings of Christ, with the first commandment, with the first baptismal promise of a Catholic, which is to reject Satan and all his works and all his empty promises," Smaglick explains.
His group plans to demonstrate today at Seton Hall University during the noon hour and then travel to the residence of Cardinal Tobin to again bring his attention to the radio station. A petition to shut the station down has gathered 30,000 signatures.