CBS Rejects Gay Super Bowl Ad But Will Air Focus On The Family Anti-Abortion Commerical Full Of Lies – Complain to the FCC!

CBS has rejected an ad from gay dating site ManCrunch, telling the site that the ad “is not within the Network’s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday.” CBS accused ManCrush of trying to generate free publicity by submitting an ad that was likely to be rejected.

Hey CBS perhaps ManCrush was trying to make a POINT.

We’re 100% serious,” ManCrunch spokesperson Elissa Buchter said. “We have the money to pay for it. If the ad showed a man and woman kissing it would have been accepted. You see ads for erectile dysfunction morning, noon and night. It’s discriminatory that they wont show this….They should call our bluff.

And CBS should especially after they WILL BE running commercial featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam that may be rife with inaccuracies, and was finaced by the controversial anti-gay/anti-choice hater fundamental group Focus on the Family.

The ad, which is expected to promote an “anti-choice” message, (which really means anti-abortion)will be based on the theme “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.” and will have Pam Tebow talking about her 1987 pregnancy, during which time she fell ill in the Philippines. According to reports, doctors recommended that she abort the pregnancy, but she chose to go through with the birth of her bible thumping side of beef son Tim who grew up to be one of the most accomplished and celebrated stars in college football history.

Only  the problem with this story is that abortion under any circumstance has been illegal in the Philippines since 1930 and is punishable by a six-year prison term so it’s highly unlikely that any doctors reommended it. 

Powerhouse Attorney Gloria Alred, who has represented a roster of famous clients, claims she will lodge a complaint with the FCC and FTC “if this ad airs and fails to disclose that abortions were illegal at the time Ms. Tebow made her choice,” according to RadarOnline.

So its NOT up to CBS Standards to show 2 men kissing, but it IS up to their standards to sell time to a fundamental religious group’s anti-abortion commercial that is littered with lies.  NOW THAT I DO FIND OBSECENE.

If CBS goes ahead and shows the Focus on the Family/Tebow Anti-Abortion Commercial I URGE each of you to go to the FCC Website and file a complaint.  Lets fight back at FOF using thier own tactics and make a point to CBS and hit them where it hurts.  Complain that airing an announcement rehaarding abortion is obscene during Family Hour (when the SuperBowl will be played) when children are watching and that the spot was full of lies and misinformation


Will Kohler

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