What happens when a large, well respected Christian group creates an advertisement promoting tolerance and acceptance of the gay community? It gets banned, of course, in an insanely twisted, dangerous, and hypocritical genuflect at the steps of the Imperial White House.
The United Church of Christ issued a press release today disclosing that CBS and NBC are refusing to air an advertisement which welcomes people of all kinds into the UCC.
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." (emphasis added)
Incontrovertible proof that the White House, not just the intolerant right wing infrastructure, has subverted the media at the highest levels.
Two broadcast networks have refused to run a Christian advertisement simply because the message in the Christian advertisement runs contrary to the president's agenda.
It proves that the right's "moral values" posture isn't as much about the teachings of Christianity as it is about simple bigotry and hatred, as well as the entrenching of a fascist regime. Plain and simple.
The strangling of the nation by the right grows more suffocating with every passing day, and their plan becomes more clear:
Christian, liberal, black, Jew, gay, or straight. It doesn't matter. If you're not one of them, you're not anyone. You're simply... in the way.