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Pro-Family Americans Asked To Contact 'American Idol'

Contact: Life Decisions International, 540-631-0380, ext. 22, media@fightpp.org; General inquires: ldi@fightpp.org


WASHINGTON, April 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a statement released to the media on March 9, 2007, Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI), expressed his disappointment over the decision by "American Idol" to include two pro-abortion groups among the charities that will benefit from its "Idol Gives Back" project.

"American Idol" said the goal of the project, which was introduced to program viewers on March 8, 2007, is to "raise awareness of the effects of poverty on children and young people" in the United States and Africa. Corporate sponsors of the television show, such as Coca-Cola, AT&T, and the Ford Motor Company, have agreed to financially support the Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF), which will which will turn the money over to UNICEF, Save the Children, and several other groups. UNICEF and Save the Children are pro-abortion groups.

"It is laudable that the people involved with 'American Idol' want to help the poor," Scott said. "But it is tragic that they would choose to do so through groups like UNICEF and Save the Children. These groups have far too much deadly baggage." Scott urged Americans who do not believe killing preborn human beings is an acceptable "solution" to poverty and other "adult-created problems" to contact the corporations that own "American Idol."

"Ask the corporate officials to take whatever steps are necessary to drop UNICEF and Save the Children from the list of charities that will be supported through the 'Idol Gives Back' project," Scott said. "Tell them you want to participate in this admirable effort but your deeply held beliefs do not allow you to do so. Pro-family people should not be left out. We want to help, too." Pro-family Americans are also urged to include a few personal lines explaining why they want corporate officials to drop UNICEF and Save the Children.

Send an e-mail to: Jasmine Borhan, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Bertelsmann AG (jasmine.borhan@bertelsmann.de); Gunter Thielen, Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann AG (gunter.thielen@bertelsmann.de); Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Executive Officer, RTLGroup (gerhard.zeiler@rtlgroup.com); Oliver Herrgesell, Executive Vice President Communications & Marketing, RTLGroup (oliver.herrgesell@rtlgroup.com); Tony Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, FremantleMedia Ltd. (tony.cohen@fremantlemedia.com); Lynne-Mei Lee, Corporate Communications, FremantleMedia Ltd. (lynne-mei.lee@fremantlemedia.com); and American Idol (idolgivesback@fox.com).

The e-mails to each respective corporate official may be identical and sent at the same time. Cut and paste: jasmine.borhan@bertelsmann.de; gunter.thielen@bertelsmann.de; gerhard.zeiler@rtlgroup.com; oliver.herrgesell@rtlgroup.com; tony.cohen@fremantlemedia.com; lynne-mei.lee@fremantlemedia.com; idolgivesback@fox.com

An e-mail address was not available for Robert F.X. Sillerman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CKX Inc. Please call (212-838-3100) or send a fax (212-872-1473) with the same message.

For more information about UNICEF and Save the Children, please read LDI's March 9, 2007 press release.

For additional suggestion, please read LDI's message to the aforementioned corporate officials (see bottom of web page).

 Life Decisions International (LDI) is dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death, concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood. LDI's chief project is a boycott of corporations that fund the abortion-committing giant. To learn more about Planned Parenthood, please visit: http://www.fightpp.org/show.cfm?page=wrong