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Thursday, May 05, 2005

God and Gay bashing

ABC, you bunch of hypocrites!
Check this out (hat tip Daily Kos):

ABC, on why it won't take advertising from the United Church of Christ:

"The network doesn't take advertising from religious groups. It's a
long-standing policy," said Susan Sewell, an ABC spokeswoman, in a Religion News Service story on Wednesday.
But they aired an ad by James Dobson's Focus on the Family. And for the
unitiated, this is their mission statement:

To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family.

ABC, NBC, and CBS refused to air this ad from the UCC. NBC and
CBS claimed it was "too controversial" because it says "Jesus didn't
turn people away".

ABC said it had a blanket prohibition of all ads from religious organizations. Unless, it seems, they are run by conservatives.

C'mon networks, at least be consistent in your bigotry.


Blogger z said...

Let's face it,
Theocratic bigotry is as slippery as it is dangerous.
Using religious sources that by their very nature are interpretive, then proclaiming their righteousness as an absolute from God, allows the Theocrat unlimited leeway in deciding "right" from "wrong."
I guess it depends on their mood that day.
I certainly wouldn't expect consistancy.

11:16 AM  

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