Tuesday, November 30, 2004

God, Mammon, and Our Spineless Media

When decent Christians (as opposed to hate-filled, white-trash Christians) try to organize and get their message of inclusivity out to the public, the networks blanche:
The ad, part of the denomination's new, broad identity campaign set to
begin airing nationwide on Dec. 1, states that -- like Jesus -- 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, 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."

Similarly, a rejection by NBC declared the spot "too controversial."

The same network that shows "Will & Grace" finds the spot "too controversial". Bullshit. They're craven, spineless hacks and they have no interest in inclusion or brotherhood or Peace on Earth or anything else than watching their ass with the flavor-of-the-month - racist, bigoted shithead phony-fuck so-called "Christians". As far as I'm concerned, CBS, NBC, and UPN are no better than the ignorant fucks they don't want to offend.

Sorry David Letterman, I like you but you're on the wrong network. Sorry Conan, can't watch you as long as you're employed by cowardly maggots. UPN, I never watch your shit, anyway, so I guess my tiny little boycott is meaningless.

And to the United Church of Christ - right on. You've restored my faith in the goodness of some Christians.


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