Controlled societies depend on information flow. They must have the "right" information given to the public that supports their governmental policies. America, until this century, has been a free society largely because of its freedom of speech, freedom of the press and religious freedom. But threats to each of those areas is threatened by politicians that do not believe that it is in the best interest of the American public that certain viewpoints be discussed publicly. And when the arguments are all presented in the name of fairness and balance, they boil down to one thing: Godless people do not want the precepts of God spoken of openly in American society.
The former Soviet Union and, most certainly, today's Communist China are examples of suppressed freedom of speech. There are freedom of speech laws, but they only apply to the type of speech the government wishes people to hear. And freedom of religion in a communist society is taboo because the state is the religion and the state controls what type and how religion is to be practiced in public gatherings. In short, government is god and apart from the government there is no provider in communist societies. The only way to preserve a communist government is by force, and force includes heavy military control as well as restrictions on freedom of speech, namely freedom of religious speech.
Freedom is a God thing. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. Those who believe in Christ and accept Him as their personal savior are no longer held in the bondage of sin and they will have everlasting life. Sin is bondage. And a government that wants to control people will try to keep them in sin while at the same time espousing the virtues of leading a sinless life. Governments can control people who carry with them a guilty conscience. So a government that promotes homosexuality, abortion, promiscuous sexual activity and other sins, understands that it has a certain moral upper hand when it comes to controlling people-hence it will keep religious freedom to a minimum.
The Christian faith is the greatest enemy to oppression. Jesus said in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." And the Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 5:1, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." It was God who empowered Moses to lead the Jews out of Egyptian captivity. But it was their own sin that enslaved them again. America's Constitution guarantees religious freedom and freedom of speech and of the press. But if we freely give it up because we no longer value the Christ who gives us complete freedom, then we shall be slaves to the government god.
New 'Fairness Doctrine' seen as threat to Christian radio - World Net Daily