Retransmission fees for over the air broadcast television is a stupid idea in the first place, the network is making its money from the advertising. I am not sure when this fee got approved, but I seem to recall at the start of cable television they were begging to be included and at one time cable operators had to include all signals in an area.
I like this and it is so right. So many people have died in the name of god, then any other way.
I think that a rule should be instituted that any politician invoking any religious document, should immediately be dismissed from office. This is a secular nation and no religion should interfere with the running of government.
It has always amazed me that doing basically the same thing as a radio station somehow means that you need to pay them. If radio stations don't pay, why should anyone else, doesn't the same "advertising" aspect apply to any of them?