Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Gay-bashing on TV

Remember when the United Church of Christ was told they could not advertise on television? Here is a refresher:
According to a written explanation from CBS, the United Church of Christ is being denied network access because its ad implies acceptance of gay and lesbian couples -- among other minority constituencies -- and is, therefore, too "controversial."

"Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations," reads an explanation from CBS, "and the fact the Executive Branch has recently proposed a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast on the [CBS and UPN] networks."
Judge the UCC ad for yourself here. (It shockingly portrays a church that actually accepts all people.)

Now the NYTimes reports that the conservative hate-group called Focus on the Family founded by radical cleric James Dobson will be running commercials on ABC, and there is apparently no concern that this will be too "controversial."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I interviewed the family that was arrested at the pro-gay rights rally at Focus on the Family yesterday.

It's here:

5/03/2005 12:12 PM  
Blogger wk said...

This letter, cited on Non Prophet's blog, is worth reading too.

5/03/2005 3:05 PM  

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