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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pat Boone Censored

LOS ANGELES -- Singer Pat Boone, one of the United States's best known Christian entertainers, has been taken off the air by a national religious television network after showing up at the American Music Awards dressed like a heavy metal rock singer.

Boone's weekly half-hour show was dropped by the Trinity Broadcasting Network this week after the network received thousands of phone calls and letters from contributors shocked by Boone's bare-chested leather costume, augmented by faux tattoos and a studded dog collar, at the nationally televised awards show Jan. 27.

"A lot of our [prayer] 'partners' had a real problem with that, more than a lot," said a Trinity employee.