Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:

Starting tonight, the contestants on American Idol will give new meaning to the phrase drumming up support. As part of a two-hour telethon, the Fox talent show is hoping to raise millions of dollars for poor people in Africa and the U.S. Instead of competing for themselves, the stars are competing for charity. A list of corporate sponsors will donate a set amount to groups like Save the Children and UNICEF, the United Nations Childrens Fund for every vote cast. While its great that producers want to help the poor, the organizations theyre supporting certainly do not have the vote of the pro-family community. And for good reason. UNICEF, the Childrens Fund of the U.N., has funneled money to International Planned Parenthood for 30 years. Not to mention that theyve used their funds to support programs for abortion, and population control. Its time for American Idol to face the music. These organizations dont help childrenthey help to abort them! When advertisers promoted the event, they only hit the high notes about offering health care and ending hunger. But if these celebrities want to stop the real suffering, then its time to start singing a different tune on charity.

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