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Ten Commandments Commission Broadcast Committee Formed by NRB Leaders to Support May 7th Global Event

2005-12-16 -- [Pictured] Dr. Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters.

Boca Raton, Fla.-- Prominent national religious broadcasters (NRB) from around the nation are partnering with the Ten Commandments Commission as it gears up to debut its annual Ten Commandments Day celebration May 7th.

The Ten Commandments Commission was initiated by Florida biblical scholar Ron Wexler as a vehicle to help return America to its Jude-Christian moral roots. "This is a crucial period in America, because we seem to have lost our moral and faith focus," said Wexler, "It is important that our nation's religious leaders act in unity to lead people of faith back to the center of our nation's greatness. That center is a recognition of God's righteous standard and a submission to it."

Wexler called the addition of the religious broadcasters an important step forward for the Ten Commandments effort. "These partners bring a dynamic positive momentum that will serve to encourage radio and television networks and other religious leaders nationwide to take an active part in the upcoming Ten Commandments Day observance on May 7th," he said.

Among those joining to form the Ten Commandments Commission Broadcasting Committee are:

-- Dr. Frank Wright, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, an international association of Christian communicators with over 1,400 member organizations, including hundreds of faith-based television and radio stations and networks throughout America.

-- Blackie Gonzales, Founder and CEO of Son Broadcasting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

-- Ron Hembree, President, Cornerstone Television, a Christian network based in Pennsylvania.

The broadcasting committee joins an already impressive group of evangelical and national leaders who have committed to support the Ten Commandments Commission effort, including co-founder Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. Paul Crouch, founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network; Bishop T.D. Jakes; the Rev. Benny Hinn; and the Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Wexler explained that with the Ten Commandments being banned from public places, along with prayer, scripture, and expressions of faith, it is crucial for people of faith from all walks of life to take a bold stand for righteousness. "That is what the Ten Commandments Commission is all about," he explained. "To enable people to come together in unity and declare their commitment to God's holiness and righteous standard."

Wexler, who was recently a guest on Blackie Gonzales "Son Broadcasting's" full-powered VHF Christian television station, KCHF TV-11 which continues to bless New Mexico and the nation from its 316,000 -watt transmitter on “La Voz de Cristo Rey” mountain. Named in 2000 as “TV station of the year” by the National Religious Broadcasters, KCHF TV-11 confirmed, once again, that it continues to be a powerful instrument in spreading the Word of God. Gonzales is a key player in helping to promote the Ten Commandments Day and it's global symbol the Ten Commandments Pin.

The newly formed Ten CC broadcast Committee say's that unity will be demonstrated in a special way on Sunday, May 7, 2006, when people of faith from around the nation -- and world -- celebrate the first annual Ten Commandments Day. "This is a day we have specially set aside and planned when all good people who are concerned about maintaining God's righteous standard will join together in a massive and unified show of support, say's Wexler."

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