Until now, PBS stations have been required to present programming that is noncommercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian. But the definition of “nonsectarian” programming was always loosely interpreted, and the rule had never been strictly enforced.
There are religious groups that own PBS stations. KBYU is owned by Brigham Young University which is a Mormon school. The Roman Catholic Church owns a PBS station in Texas. These stations regularly broadcast religious services. Can a station use taxpayer money and then air religious services?
But as the WHI asks, what do they define as “Religious Programming.” What about Yoga? Deepak?