KTOG TV in St. Petersburg, FL, has dropped a televangelist from its program lineup after complaints from a Muslim group.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Christian televangelist who harshly criticizes Islam and other religions said Friday that his late-night program is being pulled off the air because of pressure from a Muslim group.
Earlier this month, officials from the Council on American Islamic Relations wrote a letter to the TV station’s owners asking for an investigation of the show it broadcasts, “Live Prayer with Bill Keller.” In a May 2 broadcast, the televangelist said Islam was a “1,400-year-old lie from the pits of hell” and called the Prophet Mohammed a “murdering pedophile.” He also called the Koran a “book of fables and a book of lies.”
Perhaps he’s an equal-opportunity bigot. Earlier this year, Keller commented on Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Presidency:
“Romney getting elected president will ultimately lead millions of souls to the eternal flames of hell!