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To think this is a bit odd?

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CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Wed 06-Jan-16 09:40:29

Currently sitting in the waiting room of a clinic in a major London hospital. The tv is tuned to TBN UK (Christian TV). I mean it's not like anyone can hear it, but aibu to think it's slightly inappropriate?

For the record, I am Christian...

LurkingHusband Wed 06-Jan-16 09:43:18

Fairy stories to pass the time ?

CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Wed 06-Jan-16 09:44:51

They're currently talking about how we use 'loving words'. I have gathered this from the visual aid cartoons...

to0thypeg Wed 06-Jan-16 09:48:14

I am a Christian and TBN makes me <headdesk>. It always seems more of a getrichquick scam than a religious broadcaster. YANBU.

knobblyknee Wed 06-Jan-16 09:50:14

Its weird but I want to see the cartoons now. It cant be less inane than morning TV surely?

AuntieStella Wed 06-Jan-16 09:51:07

If it's appropriate for broadcast in the first place, it's appropriate to be on.

Everyone knows you don't get to choose what's on when you're in a waiting room, and it's not unusual to find a programme you can't stand being shown.

I would however want nothing rated above PG in areas where children are likely to be present (OK, I know the ratings don't apply to telly, but I hope you get what I mean).

wannaBe Wed 06-Jan-16 09:52:50

It's got to be better than Jeremy Kyle, surely? grin

CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Wed 06-Jan-16 09:54:13

They had Jeremy Kyle on when I was in the children's hospital waiting room yesterday. That was definitely worse. It just seems a bit weird. What's wrong with Escape to the Country?

firesidechat Wed 06-Jan-16 10:05:06

I think it's inappropriate, but only because I couldn't be in the same room as a tv showing TBN and I'm a Christian. It makes my skin crawl.

OnlyLovers Wed 06-Jan-16 10:11:25

I've never seen and don't know TBN but I'm not sure a religious broadcast of any stripe is a great choice for a public space with a captive audience.

BlueSmarties76 Wed 06-Jan-16 10:28:51

Jeremy Kyle in a kids hosp waiting room is not appropriate viewing for the children there! I think anything shown in an institution with kids around needs to be a U rating or equivalent.

catfordbetty Wed 06-Jan-16 10:31:23

Perhaps another patient selected that channel. Choose another?

MushroomMama Wed 06-Jan-16 10:32:10

The hospital I seemingly spend my life at always has BBC news channel on or promotional stuff about the new hospital they are building.

not sure what tbn is but personally don't think it has a place in hospital waiting rooms

imnotalpharius Wed 06-Jan-16 10:39:32

The only time I've watched TBN is when they rerun coverage of live events like Big Church day out/Soul survivor etc. The rest no way.

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