Churches pray for naked newsreaders

2011-05-09 10:37
Gavin Prins
Johannesburg - Public pressure groups are calling for the removal of e.tv's nude news programme, Naked News, from the air.

Churches as well as pressure groups against pornography and violence against women and children are spearheading the campaign against the titillating news presentation.

Churches are also asking their congregations to pray that female news readers do not continue to reveal their curves along with the truth on Friday nights.

Conservative people are also being asked to boycott e.tv until the programme has been removed.

Naked News is like any other news programme, except that the news readers gradually remove items of clothing until they are stark naked.

Even interviews with people in the studio and on the streets are conducted in the nude.

Pornography

Leading the campaign against Naked News is Errol Naidoo, director of the Family Policy Institute. Over the past few weeks Naidoo has sent letters to over 2000 churches in order to include them in his fight against the nude news readers.

"It's pornography on a free channel where children have open access to the programme. And it encourages sexual offences against women and children," Says Naidoo.

Dr Isak Burger, president of the AGS has also voiced the same concerns to his church congregation of approximately 1.4 million people, according to Naidoo.

‘Degrading’

On Friday e.tv still maintained that the programme was not pornography and that it complies with standards set out by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCCSA).

Channel spokesperson Vassili Vass says: "It is quite apparent that the complainants have not even viewed the programme properly. It's a lifestyle - and entertainment programme with nudity without sex or sexual activity."

Vass also noted that an earlier complaint by one viewer was rejected by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission. However, a spokesperson for the directorate has confirmed that further complaints are being investigated.

Prof Amanda Gouws of the department of political science at the University of Stellenbosch has said that news is serious business.

"Constant exposure to nudity lead to men viewing and treating women as mere sexual objects," says Gouws.

Dr Elaine Salo from the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies agrees, saying that "it is degrading to women".

Naked News producer Craig Kelly says female presenters can decide for themselves whether it's degrading. "The women are intelligent, empowered and successful women who are comfortable with themselves."

Comments

  • MandyDbn - 2011-05-09 10:48

    How did I miss this...damn, hope I get to see it before some bleeding heart conservative gets this banned from tv.

      zaatheist - 2011-05-09 11:59

      Me too. And here we go again. These same Christians supported apartheid and used Christian dogma to justfy their racism and intolerance and the enforcement of their sskewed moral values on the rest of society. I despise religion because it removes from the individual the necessity for self evaluation. The awful certainty that religion encourages is simply totalitarianism.

      Ian - 2011-05-09 12:44

      Religion - Killing the vibe since 4000BC. Seriously, rather pray that your congregations continue to cough 10% of their income. Wait, lets see if your prayers will result in them not shedding their clothing next time? Pretty sure its the same result as most other prayers.

      seanfaria - 2011-05-09 14:01

      Funny how Athiests use big words and throw around sentences to try and prove to people they are wrong...Zaatheist you are a moron !

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 14:14

      Shame, did ZA Atheist use words you didn't understand??? Should he rather use words that are at a school child level so you guys can follow what he is saying???

      mike881 - 2011-05-09 16:14

      Came on too late for me last Friday. Try as I may I could not keep my eyes open until almost 01h00 (old age does that). Oh well hopefully next time it will come on a little earlier. To all the mother-grundies out there, F off and concern yourself with real issues. FYI chech the scheduled time of the show, before you use the "well worn" kids/minor issues. Unless of course you are a useless parent who has no control over your own children!

  • PrinceCharle - 2011-05-09 10:59

    Nudity is NOT PORNOGRAPHY!!!! So when are they going to pray for all those nude paintings to be removed from all our art galleries. WTF? And movies depicting violence are OK but titties and vaginas are not? Where is the logic in that?

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-09 12:04

      Yes but kids don't have easy access to art galleries unless there parents bring them it's there decision. TV is something the kids have easy access some parents may think its ok but others don't. Since ETV is public station it should try and respect everyone. If you want to see naked people I suggest you vist porn sites.

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:19

      Thing is tho, The All Seeing Eye, is that ETV are broadcasting this after Midnight.... if someones kids are up after that time, then they are kak parents in the first place... Is it more moral to watch someone getting their heads blown off in the 8PM action flick than to see the naked human form??? I see the over zealous christians don't have a problem with violence on TV whatsoever (and btw, Rape is a violent act, it has nothing to do with sex) but they are obviously afraid of a little nudity...

      Mikemcc - 2011-05-09 12:23

      @allseeing eye , if kids have free access to the channel at that time of night then it is a parental problem, the same applies to the age restricted movies that are screened.

      Ian - 2011-05-09 13:15

      I am personally far more disturbed reading the history books about the cruel actions in the crusades and Spanish inquisition than I am by some average looking women taking their kit off. I mean, come on, the stuff they are reading in the news is more concerning than their state of dress? In fact, most of the news revolves around wars being fought in the name of religion. The church is always quick to divert attention.

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-09 13:29

      @NuttyZA If you have 12 years old child or even 15 are you going stay at home and not go out to ensure he doesn't watch TV that late or even make sure he hasn't snuck out of he room late at night to watch it kids are naughty? Face fact ETV is doing this for the pure ratings as there money comes from advertisements they don't care about possible damage or walking over people views as along as they get there money .If they want to show porn then they should have a subscription like M-net not force people to adjust there life style so they can make more money and a couple of cheapskate who don't want to spend some money on bandwith/subscription to view porn and the porn on the internet is alot better anyway. It's got nothing to do with religon you don't want your kids exposed to porn its your right essentially the only way to prevent your kids not watchcing the porn is not to have a TV in your house thus preventing to from watching anything else FU ETV. Your argument concerning rape is caused by watching rambo versus watching debbie does dallas is stupid I am not even going down that road.

      Ian - 2011-05-09 13:35

      All Seeing Eye - I think you are missing the point completely, more than likely intentionally as Nutty has shot holes through your argument. He is saying that you can't just complain about nudity when there is also plenty of violence. Furthermore, you can't for a second allege that rape is incited by porn/nudity on TV. Pinning a crime thats been around since the birth of humanity on a medium thats been around for 30 years is pretty retarded. And if by your mentality, you are saying that liberal media is in fact influencing our youth, you should be way more concerned about the fact that we are showing our children violence. Lastly - If simple nudity (read that carefully now, NUDITY is NOT Debbie Does Dallas (congrats on having OBVIOUSLY seen that CLASSIC porn)), then should all parents never let their children see them nude?

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 13:50

      Thanks Ian :), was going to reply to all seeing eye BUT you have summed it up nicely for me!!! I would just like to add Of course ETV are broadcasting this for more ratings/viewers... That is what commercial television studios do; they generate money through advertising, and to do this, they try to broadcast programs that will generate more viewership so that they can charge more for advertising during that time slot...

      pixy86 - 2011-05-09 14:12

      i see ppl are forgetting that e.tv used to show porn and not even talking about the adds on etv after 10pm how is this different??? ppl are just bored with their own lives and looking for something to complain about! and what the hell is you 10 year old child doing infront of a tv at 23:00/24:00 at night?????

      SoulF - 2011-05-09 14:33

      @The All Seeing Eye: People like you who comment here make it so easy for people like myself to give rebuttles. If you think a 15 year old or even a 12 year old have never seen a naked lady or man then you are delusional. They have most likely already seen hard core porn let alone soft core porn of which Naked News is neither. ETV live off advertising and ratings. They have the right to put programming on air that conforms to broadcasting policies if it will support the company and keep it in the black. Porn is defined as the portrayal of explicit sexual subject matter. Nudity is defined as the state of wearing no clothing. This clearly shows the NN is not porn. To your other point NN is not porn so what are you protecting the kids from? Nudity? The most natural human form? If they are old enough to stay home alone until midnight then they are old enough to see some naked bodies.

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 14:36

      Ian, your comment "The church is always quick to divert attention" is nonsense.

  • The Stuart - 2011-05-09 11:02

    As per normal the Family Policy Institute decide that only they know what is good for everyone, and in this case it's a very strict Christian version of morality and anything that doesn't agree with that is wrong. I love how they include the key words of sexual offence, woman and children. The fact that children can and do access far more sexual material online clearly never occurred to them. I really wish these groups would just keep quiet and let people live their lives without thinking they have some right to make sure everyone is exactly like them.

      branden.hart - 2011-05-10 10:03

      Let's ban / internet / twitter / adverts, but what about books - let's ban books as well - even better, let's burn books, nudity is evil, let's root out evil, Let's burn them at the stake, let's torture them 'till they confess. Oh hell - sorry that's already been done by the church throughout time. Mmm will have to think of something new then.

  • Farzanak145 - 2011-05-09 11:03

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats hilarious, one way to get guys to watch the news hahahhahahaha

  • shmangle - 2011-05-09 11:04

    Why can't all these religious groups who seem to think they have the right to tell the rest of us what to do just go and die in a fire? You see, I'm not religious... AT ALL, but I do believe in the 11th commandment, and I wish more religious folk would too. "Keep thy religion to thyself". If you don't want to watch women getting nekkid and reading news, don't watch it. Just like I change the channel when I see anything to do with the church.

      Lizette - 2011-05-09 11:31

      It's all about morals - not religion! And your the fire is VERY close to you - VERY close!

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 11:55

      Your The Fire - wasn't that a perfume by Yardley????

      Valis - 2011-05-09 11:57

      @Lizette - You are delusional, believing in fairy-tales. Besides, it's YOUR hell, YOU burn in it.

      Driagnor - 2011-05-09 12:49

      NuttyZA, I wish I could upvote more than once :)

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:53

      Driagnor... you kind of just did... and Thanks :)

      Albo - 2011-05-09 14:41

      @NuttyZA - hahahahahahahaha - classic!!! PS: I managed to watch the naked news - nothing really special. They blank out the best parts anyway. Rather stick to the Net thanks.

  • Faerie - 2011-05-09 11:09

    Does e.tv news really think that the junior population does not watch the late shows? They creating the WRONG image for these youngsters to follow. I find it degrading along with those ghastly porn adverts for cell phones. Please e.tv there is so much better programmes to relay. Set a better example to our young ones... They will be the adults of tomorrow.

      Cuba12 - 2011-05-09 11:22

      This show is screened after the late night movie... if your kids are still awake and watching it, then you are a kak parent. Raising your kids is your responsibility and the rest of society shouldn't have to bear the brunt nor be punished because you opted to breed.

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 11:53

      @Cuba12 please tell me your avatar aint pedobear... roflmao

      Cuba12 - 2011-05-09 12:45

      @Slayer Haha, saw this pic and it was the perfect size for an avatar... and yeah, Pedobear is still one of the best of memes, so could he got into the Winter Olympics last year

      shmangle - 2011-05-09 13:32

      Um, maybe the "junior population"'s parents should be paying attention to what their kids are watching. I don't see why what's on TV needs to be governed by the fact that some parents aren't responsible enough to take that kind of interest.

  • Trxy - 2011-05-09 11:10

    it can't be worse than any programmes or ad's aired on any other channel. This is only rated N for nudity. Then there's the point of having FAM programmes with gruesome adverts for movies in between, so what we thought was safe for our children to watch, is only safe so long as they don't watch the ad's. Naked News is a TV slot - turn the TV off then - at least the protestors have a choice if they want to see it or not.

  • Lauren - 2011-05-09 11:15

    Naked News is fine, there's nothing wrong with the human body, teaching our children that there is is what leads to peodophilia and such. What's wrong is that they only have female newsreaders, why not have males too? Otherwise it's just sexist.

      Cuba12 - 2011-05-09 11:25

      But Lauren, I think that there target audience is heterosexual males (thus the nekkid ladies)... including willes could seriously knock their ratings. Nothing wrong with creating a 'Dong News Show' as well which would use only male news readers in order to cater to female audience.

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:05

      I think the web service DOES have male news presenters as well ...altho that is probably aimed more at homosexual males...

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-09 13:17

      ...maybe a naked weatherman for the ladies...eish, but with winter on the way, maybe not such a good idea...instead of his pointer being on Polokwane, it'll be on Oudsthoorn...

      Colin - 2011-05-10 12:33

      Damn this is funny! Lauren, you are SO right. We are born kaal, so quite clearly if you subscribe to religious doctrines, this is the way the Big Un wants us to be. Teaching children to be ashamed of their bodies creates a whole HOST of problems, from low self esteem to being verkrampt like many of the mother grundies who post on here who feel they are the guardians of the entire nations morality. On the "females only" news readers... Chuckle..Yep, that's about the $ hey. Male nudity just doesn't sell as well.. Of course maybe it should be pointed out that if people didn't make such a big deal about nudity, these programmes probably wouldn't exist because people wouldn't be interested?

  • cb - 2011-05-09 11:17

    Belaglik! Hulle moet liewers bid vir ons korrupte regering wat baie meer gevaarlik is as n bietjie boobs en boude. Come now man, lighten up already.

  • Alexis75 - 2011-05-09 11:18

    Why weren't these churches as vocal about etv's awful porn cellphone ads and nude game shows?

      oxygen - 2011-05-09 12:12

      Too busy watching their recordings of it all........

      shmangle - 2011-05-09 13:34

      Wahahahahahaha@ Oxygen! That was classic....

  • Zelios - 2011-05-09 11:22

    "Constant exposure to nudity lead to men viewing and treating women as mere sexual objects." That statement is a bunch of hogwash. Perhaps he is only saying that because he himself is weak-minded enough to let it affect him in such a way.

      Wayne Gemmell - 2011-05-09 12:43

      Ay! Seriously, which kids don't see their parents naked?

  • Sparks_Spark - 2011-05-09 11:27

    I watched this on Friday and it's definatley not porn. If this is deamed porn, then we need to remove any and all nudity from books, educational or not. It's certainly better than the "waka-waka" we always see on the tele!

  • anna - 2011-05-09 11:27

    So what about all those movies on late night e.tv? Where bits are not even blurred out? Not to mention the adverts in between.. Find something real to b*tch about! Seriously!

  • Ben - 2011-05-09 11:37

    Saw it this weekend for the first time. It's nothing! Why is everybody so up in arms about it?! Why didnt they freak out when the soft core porn was on or at those those retarded sms adds the whole night?!?!

      anna - 2011-05-09 11:39

      Double standards .. that's what it is.

  • Rammsteen - 2011-05-09 11:45

    Can't get a hold on this. During prime time on all movie channels as well as 24hrs a day on all music channels there is suggestive moves, super tight skimpy clothing, "bootie" shaking and toe licking. All of this should get the youth much hotter than any naked news. Hellooo! it is 2011 pastors!

  • MR chetty - 2011-05-09 11:47

    The church should be the last to comment about this, when all there pastors and priests abuse little boys all the time!!!!!!

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 12:04

      oh snap

      Doublepost - 2011-05-09 12:10

      Well, you would have to go an awful long way to prove that every pastor or priest feels up little boys. That's the thing with freedom of speech though. Everyone gets to comment on whatever they choose to. Lekker ne!?

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-09 13:40

      Oddly all those pastor had porn with them? Amazing how much porn can corrupt even pastors. Makes you think what it does to a kids mind

      Chillepeppa - 2011-05-09 15:21

      The All Seeing Eye, It is not that porn users become pedophiles, it is the other way around. Pedophiles need to fill the voids when there are no easy targets available to satisfy their evil needs. Just like drinking and gambling, this is something that can be enjoyed responsibly.

  • NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 11:56

    Once again, Christians are trying to force their opinions and beliefs upon everyone else... quite frankly, I am offended by the amnount of religious programming on TV but you know what I do???? I don't watch it!

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-09 13:34

      No it's not the religous forcing there views on you. It's you forcing your prevert views on them by filling up public space with nudity with porn.

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 14:08

      lol ... My Pervert Views? and you don't think that all the religious programming we are subjected to on TV is pornography??? It IS pornography of the worst kind as it brainwashes our youth with lies and nonsense and I personally would not want any of my children (and I have 4, aged 13, 10, 5 and 3) subjected to that rubbish BUT I tolerate it being broadcast because others wish to watch it... same goes for Naked News... I personally couldn't be bothered to be up at midnight to watch it, I'd much rather be cuddled up in bed with my wife BUT I would never try to prevent anyone else watching it if they wish to!

      Colin - 2011-05-10 12:57

      Gosh..Whats a prevert view? FOrgive me, but what is the on/off button for? If you don't like it...one click. Or change channels! Hey, I don't like watching the Rhema channel...I think its indoctrination. So what do I do? I don't watch. Would I stop anyone else from watching? No, it's their choice.

  • rantoftheday - 2011-05-09 11:58

    Funny how the argument is that this kind of show will lead to women being treated as mere objects, when in many religious texts a woman's role is that of subservience. Double standards?

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:15

      1 Timothy 2:12 (New International Version, ©2011) I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

  • Crashdan - 2011-05-09 12:01

    The PASTORS were watching Naked News themselves... Was it "HARD" watching Naked News Pastor

  • Beedyeye - 2011-05-09 12:07

    I am not sure how Mr Naidoo has concluded that this encourages sexual offenses against women. It is every ones right to change the channel and not watch naked news. I for one will ensure that my children do not have access to this program, but i am not about to enforce my will on other's when it comes to what they wish to view.

  • Doublepost - 2011-05-09 12:07

    Ja, I suppose praying is fine. I wonder though, can they maybe pray about political leaders not using the Church and God as a political crutch? Guess that ain't as important! I really do believe in protecting children from sexual content, however, I firmly believe that as a parent it is your responsibility not to allow your children to watch such things. If you know when the program is showing, unplug the TV for the duration. Simple huh?! Time to take your kids upbringing seriously, don't leave it for the TV. Really, really bad idea! That all being said, they are entitled do boycott the program and get their congregation to do the same. Freedom runs both ways.

  • JB - 2011-05-09 12:08

    Im dying to watch this on friday, but I'm afraid that if I do I will get the uncontrollable urge to beat my wife. What should I do. Maybe if I pray to the baby Jebus it will help and I will be able to watch nakid women without having to beat my wife...

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 12:11

      lead us not into temptation and deliver is from evil boobies...

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:37

      Answers easwy JB... find something else to beat :)

      Gail - 2011-05-09 14:00

      @JB and all the other pro-nudity people out there - yep we choose what we want to watch, and yes we can turn the TV off and forbid our children from watching the new nude news readers, but why do you actually have a need to watch nude women reading the news? I agree that there are a lot more important things that we as Christians need to concern ourselves with, ie corruption, poverty, smut on the internet and cell phones, illegal abortions, throwing babies in the dustbins, muti murders...and the list goes on and on, and the situation is getting worse and worse, but I also notice that the more slack we are with our morals, the bigger the problem becomes with our kids becoming more and more preoccupied with sex. By the way I always thought that this type of thing was for pimply teenaged boys and frustrated old men..not for normal, healthy guys (I guess I was wrong)

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 14:27

      @Gail It is rather a matter of a right to watch or not to watch what you want. And nudity shouldnt be seen as something bad. With some of the viewpoints here I wonder how their parents procreated. Ligte af met n sak oor die kop...

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 14:32

      Gail, I think you are missing the point.... It probably IS mainly pimply 18 to 23 year olds watching this but the point is, they should have the right to watch it if they want to and ETV should have the right to broadcast this if they wish... in a free society, one section of the public (whether it be in the majority or not) should not be able to dictate what another section of society can do, see or say (this is EXACTLY what the apartheid government did)... I personally could not be bothered to watch Naked News as I'd rather be in bed with my wife at that time BUT I will defend the right of others to watch it if they wish, just as I would defend your right to attend church on a Sunday morning or for a Muslim to attend Mosque on a Friday afternoon!

      rantoftheday - 2011-05-09 15:33

      @Gail. While I agree with your viewpoint that the more slack societal values get, the more problems we have, but attempts to control modern almost always media backfire. Until all these posts appeared on News24 I had no idea there was even a show called Naked News. The people who are protesting against this show have given it way more media attention than it would have had otherwise. Given that many of the problems you listed have, in some or the other form, been around since the dawn of mankind, do you really think a bit of skin on a TV is the root of these problems?

      Colin - 2011-05-10 13:00

      Hmm @ Gail..Maybe you should ask your husband how interested he would be in watching. I'm sure he will tell you he finds it offensive..... I also have London bridge to sell you if you are interested...

  • Michael - 2011-05-09 12:19

    I can't believe the number of people saying this is ok. Sure it's quite easy these days to for youngsters to access pornography but that doesn't mean it's ok to have this kind of thing on TV. If we can prevent this program from running lets do that. No matter how much we like to use the excuse that parents should protect their own kids from what they watch and what they listen to I think we all know parents can't be there all of the time. And what about the kids whose parent don't monitor what they watch, should we just say it's fine their parents don't care anyway? Lets use solutions that work. We need adults who actually don't only care about their own kids but the society as a whole. And in preventing this program from running we take the hustle off monitoring every single minute what's going on on tv. The things we allow on young children reflects the society we are. This is why we have so many children on the streets bagging for food. Maybe it's not your child but what we allow today will be demon we trying to kill tomorrow. Are we really saying e-tv bosses should make more money at the expense of your child's mind?

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 12:26

      lol... dude seriously??? We have kids begging on the streets because of nudity on TV???...lmfao... your comment is seriously hilarious... I just hope you don't let your kids see you or your wife naked, I wouldn't want them to end up as little street urchins!!

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 12:28

      @Michael You see it IS ok for this to be on tv. You see we live in a democratic country were people pay tax. Kinda like a membership to a club. And that membership means that people like you are allowed to watch or not watch whatever you like. Same as me. A solution that works is to make sure your kid is not up at 1am in the morning watching tv. If you want this off the air why stop there? Hell ban violence, infidelity, swearing while you are at it...We can all then just watch 7de laan...oh wait...

      PrinceCharle - 2011-05-09 12:32

      FFS Michael - it is not pornography! If Naked News is porn then so are all the nude portaits painted by the master painters! Better not let your kids ever visit an art gallery! There is no sex in Naked News! Merely naked women (granted it is a bit sexist) reading the news. I do agree those crappy cellphone porn ads are annoying. Please pray for those to be removed!

      Michael - 2011-05-09 12:39

      Thanx a lot NuttyZA. Is that what you got from reading my post? My Point: The things we allow on our children reflect the kind of parents we are. The kids on the streets show how much we as a society care. Seriously man I'm laughing at your comment shows a lot of intelligence on your part. LOL

  • xactix - 2011-05-09 12:20

    Etv - this is really disappointing. You are contributing to crimes against women in a country notorious for such misdeeds

      shmangle - 2011-05-09 13:42

      You're a dumb moron

      troffel - 2011-05-09 16:13

      Yea. Because these woman are of slave labour and had absolutely no free will in getting paid shit loads doing NN. e-TV basically IS sponsoring crime against woman. Oh no! What's that over the yonder?! Oh, never mind. Thought it was common sense. Clearly there are none.

  • chuck12 - 2011-05-09 12:34

    agggggggggggggggg VOK WEET RAAK TOG NET GROOT,PORN IS NOU NIE MY DING NIE MAAR ALMAL HET DIE REG OM HULLE NUUS TE LEES SOOS HULLE WIL,OF JY NOU KAAL GAT OPI LOO SIT EN OF JY NOU VIR N MOOIE JONG DAME KYK WAT DIT LEES,DIE PUNT BLY DIS NUUS. D A N K I E

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-09 12:35

    I also pray that Naked News stays...

  • Howzitekse - 2011-05-09 12:36

    What churches/groups? Sounds like a made-up story.

      shmangle - 2011-05-09 13:42

      Probably most of them. Go figure

  • JMan - 2011-05-09 12:47

    Prof Amanda Gouws of the department of political science at the University of Stellenbosch has said that news is serious business. "Constant exposure to nudity lead to men viewing and treating women as mere sexual objects," says Gouws. Dr Elaine Salo from the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies agrees, saying that "it is degrading to women". Two unsubstantiated claims by two learned people! You'd expect these 2 PhD grads to quote some research to substantiate their claims...but somehow they don't and miss an opportunity to make decent contributions to an interesting debate!

      troffel - 2011-05-09 16:16

      I smell me some insecure feminists.

  • phillip.havenga - 2011-05-09 12:54

    To all of you that are blanket bashing religious people please grow up. Not all religious people are waiting around the corner to smack you over the head with a bible and tell you what to do. I believe in God but that is my choice and my right under law just like it is your your right under law to not believe in God and to watch whatever you want. Personally I don't see what the big fuss is kids generally shouldn't be up watching tv at 12 o'clock at night anyway and besides kids have far more access to pornography via cellphones and the internet to be concerned with this.

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 13:01

      You good sir... get it...

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 13:09

      You get a thunbs up from me!!! I just wish more christians were like you, unfortunately, most christians see it as their own moral duty and personal crusade to "save" us heathen unbelievers from ourselves... kind of sucks really... If Christians stopped trying to force their views upon everyone else, they wouldn't be attacked in online forums such as this

      rantoftheday - 2011-05-09 15:38

      Agree 100%. People tend to generalise - on these forums you are either a moronic creationist or evil athiest. Parenting kids' viewing can't be easy but I often wonder if it is easier to blame TV stations, society, advertisers etc rather than looking at one's own parenting techniques.

  • Lennox - 2011-05-09 12:55

    What is the point of having naked newsreaders???...the majority of viewers will be male and will have a hard time remembering anything that was said, for obvious reasons. One must look at the real reason for wanting to do this... is it to attract the perverted audience during the quiet early hours of the morning(come on now, who is going to wake up to watch the news after midnight), or to keep the public informed. Me thinks it is the former otherwise they would be fully dressed and it would be screened earlier. I agree women will be treated like sex ojects and its degrading to them, and we cry fowl when another female is raped.

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 13:17

      Well yes... obviously it's about the nudity and not much about the news... BUT seeing a woman naked does not give anyone an uncontrolable urge to go out and rape a women, unless that person is sick and predisposed to this in the first place and then they probably would go out and rape someone anyway!!!

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 14:09

      The negative effects of nudity like in this case do not necessarily lead to such an extreme as rape, but they do leave "scars". Nudity, pornography, erotica, and the likes are like drugs, especially to males. Males will continue watching this news program because it acts like a drug. And when, for some reason, the program is not screened any more, what do they do? Go for other pornography?

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 14:22

      "And when, for some reason, the program is not screened any more, what do they do?" They probably watch all the repeats on DSTV!!! (that should keep them going for at least another 10 years)

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 14:54

      Seriously, NuttyZA, you can come up with a reply like this, but can you detest the point that I am making about this being like a drug with negative effects in the long run. Imagine a husband who rather prefers to see those naked women on TV and neglecting his own wife. But go on, defend this degradation of society. It is your right, hey.

      Albo - 2011-05-09 15:00

      @Lennox - you do understand that these women do actually have a choice to do this and aren`t forced to do so???

      NuttyZA - 2011-05-09 15:34

      Mulciber, Sorry if you didn't appreciate the humour! I also think you mean contest, not detest, altho detest is quite funny!!! I have looked at/watched/used (insert own adjective here) pornography (I would hazzard a guess that not many men in western societies haven't) and I still find my wife sexy and attractive, and quite frankly still like to jump her bones at every opportunity I get (after being with her for 10 years)... If any man would rather watch naked women on TV and completely ignore his own wife then I would suggest that there is something wrong with that marriage and perhaps the man and wife are not doing enough to keep the romance alive!!! I would say that yes, pornography probably can be addictive, that still doesn't make a person a rapist... Just like gambling doesn't make an addict a bank robber!!! Rape is an act of violence commited by men who hate women...

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 16:10

      NuttyZA, the points you made make sense. However, I would like to add that pornography does cause problems in some marriages. It can be compared to alcohol. Some people are more resistant to the effects of alcohol, some are not. For some people, alcohol causes no problems and for some it does cause problems. It is a person's free choice to use alcohol or not, but it is still a "handle with care" thing.

  • mcnasty - 2011-05-09 13:11

    our love of boobies(especially bouncing ones)is carved deep in our dna,what`s a man gonna do?blame it on testosterone...

  • GJB - 2011-05-09 13:13

    The heading of the article had me laughing " Churches pray for Naked News", like in 'Churches pray for rain'

      Cuba12 - 2011-05-09 13:18

      Hahaha, if only your perspective was true

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-09 13:18

    Errol Naidoo is a serial w@nker....

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 16:32

      As the director of the Family Policy Institute, Errol Naidoo does have a point.

  • Mulciber - 2011-05-09 13:39

    In my opinion, it is any person's right to watch whatever you want to, as long as you bear the consequences. However, the way those women totally bare themselves in front of viewers all over the country (or world) is a shame. Have they got any dignity left? No wonder the world is in such a state of moral decline. It definitely needs prayer.

      Albo - 2011-05-09 15:03

      Were`nt Adam and Eve walking around naked?

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 15:20

      Yes, until their eyes opened and they saw they were naked. So they did realise they were naked and were ashamed and tried to cover their bodies.

  • shmangle - 2011-05-09 13:40

    This could actually be good for say.... teens 16+. Lets face it, they've all seen PROPER porn anyway, as everyone keeps pointing out it's easy to come by (no pun intended) on the internet, cellphones, etc. It's very easy to get hold of hardcore pornography, so it's not like they haven't seen nekkid women before. But maybe, just maybe, this would make them take a more active interest in current events, rather than just being dumb teenagers who spend all their time being ignorant and obnoxious.

      JB - 2011-05-09 13:57

      Come on shmangle.... now you're just making teenagers sound like christians.

  • Colline - 2011-05-09 13:51

    how is this any worse than the PORN which is "days of our lives" and "bold and the beautiful"?? all the ppl do in those shows is bed hop. it's gross

  • Mac - 2011-05-09 14:10

    I was praying on Sunday as well - hoping they get rid of the fuzzy bits!!!

  • Flasheart - 2011-05-09 14:59

    C'mon it's e-TV. If it's late night it will fit in with all the sleezy cell phone services (which they repeat again in case you missed it the first time) and cheap 90's action/soft-porn flicks. Who cares about the news anyway? Same old corruption, kill-the-boer and Malema's daily 15-minutes. I'd rather watch "news" like this and miss the point entirely. If I want real news I'll come here.

  • Anthony - 2011-05-09 14:59

    @zaatheist.....you missed the bus buddy, one does not have to be Christian to dislike blatant disregard for the norms of society, why must we be exposed to this crap, why must we be preached to by the cynical likes of you and your self assured arseholes.....grow up man....how old are you? the world has been around quite some time and only now YOU decide that everyone else in the past 7 000 years were wrong and you are RIGHT.....go figure

  • Collin - 2011-05-09 15:24

    So its okay for your kid to watch people beating the you-know-what out of each other during Wrestling on a Sunday afternoon, buy him the shirt with their favorite wrestling super heroes, whereafter he then practice the latest move on his school pal/foe... but heavens forbid he sees a lady's naked booby... makes perfect sense.

  • nonone - 2011-05-09 16:10

    The whole purpose of pornography is to elicit a sexual response. Whether it's a video, a magazine, or "adult" entertainment, the goal is to arouse the sexual passions of the viewers. When our sexual passions are aroused by someone other than our spouse, it's only human nature to compare our spouse's "sexiness" to the "sexiness" of the one we're attracted to. So, what happens to our view of our spouse when we can "enjoy" a firm, beautifully made-up, air-brushed centerfold? Studies show the spouse loses. They found that exposure to pornography strongly impacted how the students felt about their sexual experiences. The study further revealed that repeated exposure to pornography results in a decreased satisfaction with one's sexual partner, with the partner's sexuality, and with the partner's sexual curiosity. There was a decrease in the valuation of faithfulness and a major increase in the importance of sex without attachment. The best way to destroy a marriage is to excite the sexual passions of one of the spouses. This is FACT- I mean lets be honsest-you guys wont be watching for the news, you will be watching to see naked woman...And to all out there that say its nudity and not porn-please look up the meaning of pornography...but heres a definition:writings, images or videos -INTENDED TO CAUSE SEXUAL EXCITMENT. And FYI- Iam not religious-i am not a bible pusher but I belive that too much of somthing is never good.

      Mulciber - 2011-05-09 16:21

      Your point makes perfect sense. The points I made earlier are in agreement with yours. Pornography can be like a drug with negative effects.

  • Fransie - 2011-05-09 16:15

    An no man, if you are complaing about Naked News, why watch it. Asd far as I know, Naked news is rather late on a Friday night, switch to the other chanell and let the people who wants to look at Naked News do tehir thing. The news readers are not forced to take off their clothes, as far as I know the Want to do it! All the mother grundies, please, alow the nation their free wil, and watch kids TV the same time-slot! Fransie

  • Lombok - 2011-05-10 09:54

    Since when did nudity and pornograhy become one? Church is a showcase for sinners!

  • sonnyg - 2011-05-10 10:34

    Watched the show and i thought it was pretty lame. Not sure what these rights group's are moaning about, the ads between the show are far worse than the actual show.

  • The Colonel - 2011-05-10 19:14

    Please keep airing the Naked News. This way you won't have to play that crap immitation porn where the women are riding in line with the mans chest. As for the kids, send them to bed at 8:30pm. Those that are too old for such an early bedtime probably have cellphones and are therefore seeing porn almost daily. Its sad but its true. As the Naked News, you see knockers and blurred 'moemphies'. Big Deal. I think the adverts inbetween are more offensive (not to mention, annoying).

  • maseratifitt - 2011-05-11 13:37

    "Churches pray for naked newsreaders" Normally they pray for rain, or peace or something.

  • liezelb - 2011-05-11 17:56

    do they also pray for the late night porn on Fridays? To whoever is doing the complaining - get over it. Censorship left a LONG time ago. Along with your granny panties.

  • Vincent Haywood - 2011-05-12 01:38

    should the church not be praying for a cure for AIDS, Cancer maybe? Or how about asking that bearded fella to stop killing people with tsunamis and then radiation. How about stopping giving babies aids? Anything? No? Come on christians, I know you are deluded but sort your priorities yeah.

  • patrickb - 2011-06-22 15:16

    FOR THE LAST TIME..... If you find a program offensive, turn it off! Please do not feel the need to protect me in any way or form. I am grown up enough to decide for myself.

  • ph - 2011-06-22 17:02

    To The Naked newsreaders, What ARE you doing? What will your children say about this one day? What does your parents think of you? If you were my little girl, I would be so disappointed in you?! Ag nee Sies man!!! Surely there must be other ways to earn a living!!