LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2002 ( – On April 17, shock radio host Howard Stern, known for his offensive comments, impersonated Pope John Paul II as promoting and engaging in pedophilia and child pornography. In his comments Stern related the term “Catholic” to commentary so offensive it cannot be repeated by this news service.

The American Decency campaign against Stern’s abuse of the airwaves has succeeded in convincing many stations to dump Stern’s offensive programming and over since 1998 over 13,000 advertisers have fled from advertising on his shows.

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