CBS & NBC Blacklist Inclusive Religion
The ad states that the United Church of Christ (UCC) seeks to welcome all people, regardless of ability, age, race, economic circumstance, or sexual orientation.
According to a written explanation from CBS:
"Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations, 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."So if an ad disagrees with the President, it can't be published? -- Wow!!
And if it celebrates loving, sacred sexuality instead of rapacious sex and gratuitous violence, it can't be published?
If you want to call CBS and/or NBC, these are HQ numbers in New York. The presidents are Andrew Heyward (CBS, 212/975-4321) and Robert Wright (NBC, 212/664-4444). Join the internet campaign organized by the UCC.
Gary G. Kohls, MD, Duluth, MN, writes in behalf of Every Church A Peace Church (ecapc.org).
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This story was published on December 3, 2004.
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