Tuesday, March 3, 2009

United Church of Christ - ads banned by networks

We go to a UCC Church and we love it. They accept everyone. They understand the bible was written by humans in a particular time and culture. They understand it has been translated and mistranslated. And they also understand the true meaning of compassion and love. Their commericals are great.
Astonishingly enough, the commercials were not accepted by many major networks, not just Fox, but also CBS, NBC, ABC. I don't know how long ago that was. Today might be different. But just imagine. Banning a commercial for a church that accepts everyone.

Just what WOULD Jesus think? Or Martin Luther King? Or Harvey Milk? Or any decent person?




1 comment:

  1. While these are good commercials and showing that their should be equality in the churches and the United Church of Christ shows equality in their churches, the issue here really would be separation of church and state. If these TV networks allowed religious commercials about churches on public broadcasting then separation of church and state here would really appear like it is null and void.

    I realize they have some TV programs to do with religion sometimes and some programs to do with talking about homosexuality and stuff. But to show commercials in the religious category I think would be something a little different and all other churches, no matter which denominations and no matter what they stand for could get in on commercials to the public view also if the United Church of Christ were to be allowed to air this on national TV stations.

    So while I agree this is great for the UCC to do and I appreciate the fact they accept everyone. It would not really be a good thing to advertise it as a commercial on these TV networks.