I have been back to the site and I can now type Mass, Jesus, Christmas, Bible. That is all I tested thus far, but it appears they heard us and have corrected it.
Good for you, Viacom. Good for you. I’m off to unblock the Nick channels now!
I was alerted to this via email. I tried it to confirm it. It’s crazy!
Okay. Try this: On Nick, Jr.’s “free draw” page, select the tool for typing a message (a large “A”)
Now, type in
Now, I can see them blocking some things, especially if these are the pictures they show on the television between shows. I can even see them being chicken about anything religious or political, but I do not get why “Church” is okay, but “Mass” isn’t. I don’t get how I can type, “President Obama” (and he’s not even president yet!) and not “President Bush” I don’t get how I can type Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, but not Christmas. When I typed “pro-life” i was not really surprised that it was blocked. It’s a kids site for a kids channel.
But really? Either all references to religious and political issues need to be blocked or none of them. And, do they not realize that Christmas has a secular use, too? Not everyone who tells me “Merry Christmas” is a Christian… yet they celebrate Christmas and wish others a merry one.
UPDATE: POINTED OUT BY FRIENDS:
a friend told me these are allowed:
terrorist, Sadaam Hussein, torah, Koran, Allah and abortion
KidJuggler posted a comment here saying:
Also, koran is allowed. Bible is not. Islam is allowed, Christianity is not.