Wednesday, Dec 1, 2004, 12:59 pm
What Would Jesus Broadcast?
A UCC press release quotes the formal 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.
In a time when the discussion of "values" is so ubiquitous, it is interesting to see the values of corporate media made so manifest.
You can sign Center for the American Progress's petition against CBS and NBC's decision not to air the ad.
You can also view the "controversial" ad at UCC's Web site.
Emily Udell is a writer for Angie’s List Magazine in Indianapolis. In 2009, she finished a stint drinking bourbon and covering breaking news for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. Her eclectic media career also includes time at the Associated Press, Punk Planet (R.I.P.), The Daily Southtown in southwest Chicago, and Radio Prague in the Czech Republic. She co-hosted and co-produced In These Times’ radio show “Fire on the Prairie” from 2003 to 2006.