February 6, 2010

IF THEY RUN AN AD OPPOSING AN IMMORAL PRACTICE...:

The double standard at CBS (Derrick Z. Jackson, February 6, 2010, Boston Globe)


The ad, funded by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, features the decision by Tebow’s mother to reject the advice of doctors to have an abortion when she was very sick while the future Heisman Trophy winner was in her womb. That story is an unqualified, beautiful individual testament to faith and love.

But Focus on the Family wants to twist the free choice of this mother into a political vehicle to eliminate choice for all other women. But not even that ultimately offends me. Where CBS bears false witness is the fact that they accepted that ad while rejecting a Super Bowl ad for a gay dating service. The ad starts with one man in a Green Bay Packers jersey and the other in a Minnesota Vikings shirt cheering against each other. It ends with them making out on the couch.


...are they required to run an ad advocating an immoral practice? Mr. Jackson is demanding a double standard, not objecting to one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 6, 2010 9:01 AM
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