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Fox Network's Anti-Christian Bigotry
The New American ^ | Dave Bohon

Posted on 02/07/2011 1:06:56 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2

FOX Rejects “John 3:16” Super Bowl Ad

http://www.thenewamerican.com

As FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl — arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself — one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God.

Following last year’s media furor over a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life spot during the Super Bowl featuring Christian football phenomenon Tim Tebow and his mother, FOX has put the kibosh on wholesome advocacy ads with the potential of offending any viewer with an opposing viewpoint.

Specifically, the network has rejected a 30-second spot from the Christian apologetics group Fixed Point Foundation advertising its website, lookup316.com. The goal of the site, as its main page communicates, is to offer a “message of hope” base on the well-known New Testament scripture John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The ad itself features a group of men and women viewing a televised football game in a living room. As the crowd cheers a play on the field, the camera focuses in on a player with the Scripture reference “John 3:16” written over the black under his eyes. When one of the group asks his buddy what the phrase means, someone reaches for a cell phone and says, “I’ll look it up,” as the ad fades to the website Lookup3:16.com, and the phrase, “A Message of Hope.”

Larry Taunton, executive director of Fixed Point, explained his group’s reasoning in producing the ad for the big game. “If I had 30 seconds to say anything I wanted to an audience of millions, what would I say?” He wrote on the organization’s site. “I put this question to my friends. As we considered the question thoughtfully, we concluded that we would want to deliver a message of hope.”

Taunton emphasized that the spot “advertises no products, asks for no money, promotes no political platform and doesn’t even mention the sponsoring organization. It has a simple, yet direct message: Hope . . . ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only son.’”

But after Fixed Point had worked for months to shoot the spot and raise the millions needed to air it, FOX pulled the plug, explaining in a prepared statement: “As a matter of company policy, Fox Broadcasting Company does not accept advertising from religious organizations for the purpose of advancing particular beliefs or practices. The Fixed Point Foundation was provided with our guidelines prior to their submission of storyboards for our review. Upon examination, the advertising submitted clearly delivers a religious message and as a result has been rejected.”

Taunton commented on FOX’s decision, noting that “it seems one can advertise just about anything else. Few movie trailers are deemed too violent or beer commercials too sexual for primetime. But religious messages, particularly Christian ones, well, that’s just too controversial.”

While the Alabama-based group won’t be able to air the ad nationally, it is planning to run it locally on Birmingham’s Alabama’s FOX affiliate, during the time the network reserves for local advertising. “We believe that Super Bowl XLV is an opportunity to encourage football fans to look up John 3:16,” Fixed Point said on its website. “After all, John 3:16 is part of the culture of football,” referring to the number of football players, such as Tim Tebow, who have taken to wearing the Bible scripture reference on their eye black, as well as the longtime tradition of fans in the seats holding large signs bearing the phrase “John 3:16.”

Said Taunton, “We want to generate a conversation about what this verse means and does it offer authentic hope — which I think it does.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; athletes; christians; liberalmedia; tebow

1 posted on 02/07/2011 1:06:58 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2; wardaddy

Did you see the Pepsi Max ad, where the “joke” is two blacks knocking out a white woman? I fail to get the humor.

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/love-hurts-video


2 posted on 02/07/2011 1:09:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Travis McGee

Reverse the races in that ad and see how fast you get accused of a ‘hate crime’.


3 posted on 02/07/2011 1:11:08 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Anyone who thinks FOX is conservative should look again.

And has anyone noticed how much more docile the talking heads on FOX are since Ruppert Murdock warned them about “toning it down” after the Tuscon massacre by a left wing lunatic?

They all took it to heart and now play nice with the Obamaites. Sickening.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 1:14:20 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Maybe, as someone pointed out earlier, it was just an issue of a local affiliate exercising its option on certain ad time-slots, but I saw the John 3:16 commercial during the Superbowl yesterday on Fox 5 out of Washington, DC.
5 posted on 02/07/2011 1:14:52 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS

It would never have occured to Pepsi to reverse the races. It would be unthinkable.

But to brutally KO a pretty blond white woman, we’re supposed to all laugh.

This is not the message to send to our youth.

Pepsi should be ashamed. If they had any shame.


6 posted on 02/07/2011 1:15:22 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
As a matter of company policy, Fox Broadcasting Company does not accept advertising from religious organizations for the purpose of advancing particular beliefs or practices. The Fixed Point Foundation was provided with our guidelines prior to their submission of storyboards for our review. Upon examination, the advertising submitted clearly delivers a religious message and as a result has been rejected.”

Since they were told before hand about Fox's policy, maybe they wanted the publicity without having to pay the millions for the ad?

7 posted on 02/07/2011 1:16:01 PM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: subterfuge

I have. Looks like they are heading to the darks side of the tracks. Or I am just becoming more aware.


8 posted on 02/07/2011 1:19:15 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
It was a business decision.
9 posted on 02/07/2011 1:19:18 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: Travis McGee

There was a female Freeper who was going to express her outrage to Pepsi over that ad...was surprised to see other Freepers tell her to ‘lighten up’. I guess when white females are the victim; they are to ‘lighten up’. When a minority female is the victim; it’s SUE THE BASTARDS!!! You can throw in a riot or two; while you’re at it.


10 posted on 02/07/2011 1:27:07 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Travis McGee

Pepsi is the same one that ran the SB commercial of the makeover homosexual checking out another man. (its on of those 4 or 5 makeover show people that turned the boston red sox into the pink sox)


11 posted on 02/07/2011 1:43:54 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
How can it be bigotry? I don't agree with Fox's stance, but they stated they don't want to appear to support one religion over another, and I think that's all this is.

I saw some very explicitly Christian messages on Fox News Channel at Christmas. So I definitely think this particular policy as regards the Super Bowl was simply misguided.

12 posted on 02/07/2011 1:51:10 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Travis McGee

Actually, the commercial was not two black knocking out a white woman. The black woman threw the Pepsi at her boyfriend who she thought was flirting with the white woman. He ducked, and the can hit the white girl. I don’t believe it was a race thing, but maybe it as. ::shrug::


13 posted on 02/07/2011 1:52:51 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
If this was a true story, wouldn't Lookup3:16.com already be a real website?
14 posted on 02/07/2011 2:08:13 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: thackney

it is real

http://lookup316.com/

take out the :


15 posted on 02/07/2011 2:16:30 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug

Thank you


16 posted on 02/07/2011 2:18:57 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Iam1ru1-2; All

The scary thing is that we have people, claiming to be conservative, claiming that NewsCorp is “conservative”

NewsCorp, along with Fox TV, Fox News, and Fox Business...are all really liberal. Only those with less than 3-digit IQs think that they are conservative

No surprise a Christian themed ad would be banned by Fox


17 posted on 02/07/2011 2:21:40 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: Travis McGee

I often see an ad for pain killers where there are a couple of white people, male and female, in the store, totally confused over which pills to buy. They are reading the labels and seem helpless to figure it out. Then a black woman comes up beside them, pulls the pills she wants (might be Aleve) off the shelf, reads something from the bottle and says “perfect”, and walks away.

I can’t help but wonder if we would have heard from Al Sharpton et al if it had been two black people who appeared utterly stupid and helpless and a white person came by and enlightened them as to what pills they should purchase.


18 posted on 02/07/2011 2:25:58 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Hi Yellow is all the rage among the admen

They show no real black folks...... they are racist


19 posted on 02/07/2011 2:44:28 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: MEGoody; Travis McGee

I thought it bad taste.

and damn right it was racial...

would they reverse the roles?

now that would be courageous.

I saw one ad where a white guy had a comely light skinned black girl hanging on him once...that took balls...you never see that in ads....it’s always the blonde slathering over some black athlete

or the black guy being the stupid one...nah, he’s always cool and looks like Lenny Kravitz or Terence Howard.

folks get tired of the BS and the double standard

esoecially those of us in areas where we deal with things like say black crime or black political corruption day in and day out

unlike say in Maine

folks see this crap day in and day out and it forges an unreality into their perception

like Magnus said about King’s holiday when he reluctantly signed the bill....”myth becomes perception become the reality”...more or less

now we have legions of kids who really do think what Mad ave portrays is reality...I mean...if you live in Tajikistan and have never been here you would think we are a minority white nation...no doubt about it...and Deliverance was a PBS documentary right?


20 posted on 02/07/2011 3:49:57 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: thackney

SuperBowl and Jesus

2nd Corinthians 6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15: And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?


21 posted on 02/07/2011 4:42:47 PM PST by Tomato lover (Jesus is Lord of all)
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To: wardaddy

Great commentary, my brother in spirit and in arms.


22 posted on 02/07/2011 4:56:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: MEGoody
Actually, the commercial was not two black knocking out a white woman. The black woman threw the Pepsi at her boyfriend who she thought was flirting with the white woman. He ducked, and the can hit the white girl. I don’t believe it was a race thing, but maybe it as. ::shrug::

I can sell you manhattan for a box of wampum. You are easy.

It was ALL about knocking out a pretty white woman. "By accident," WINK WINK!

23 posted on 02/07/2011 4:58:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: JudyinCanada; wardaddy

In the Mad Ave PC world, it’s all sporty light-hued professionals. They won’t even show us a taste of the real-world reality. Check out this recent video, proudly recorded by one of the perps. Imagine the roles reversed and the national response.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b9d_1296161950


24 posted on 02/07/2011 5:02:51 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Interesting. I watch FNS an average of 4+ hours/day and I don’t see that. They have moderated their reporting now that they have the greatest viewership but I don’t see them ‘turning the corner’.

I do know one thing. I had hoped the O’Reilly/0 bit would expose 0 as the liar he really is. I wasn’t disappointed. But he did a pretty good job of hiding it.


25 posted on 02/07/2011 6:05:05 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The SuperBowl was yesterday?


26 posted on 02/07/2011 9:29:16 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Travis McGee
It was ALL about knocking out a pretty white woman. "By accident," WINK WINK!

Believe that if you want. Seems to me you are looking for reasons to be offended same as the race baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

27 posted on 02/08/2011 6:47:12 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wardaddy
I thought it bad taste. and damn right it was racial...

That's your choice, of course. If the roles had been reversed, I'm sure Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have felt the same way you do now. ;)

28 posted on 02/08/2011 6:58:40 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wardaddy
now we have legions of kids who really do think what Mad ave portrays is reality...I mean...if you live in Tajikistan and have never been here you would think we are a minority white nation...no doubt about it...and Deliverance was a PBS documentary right?

Maybe you and I are watching different channels. If you were to judge America from most of our asinine drama/comedy shows, to say nothing of Hollywood, you would think that we were mostly white and upper middle class, with a few token, hip blacks seemingly integrated as the best friend. Hispanics and Asians are nowhere to be found, but Jews and Gays abound disproportionate to their actual numbers in the population.

I've had Asians, Eastern Europeans, and Latinos tell me how they thought America was overwhelmingly populated by tall, blonde, and prosperous people before they came here (hence when they tell me that I don't 'look American'). They are usually surprised when they come to any large metropolitan area, and see that this is no longer the case.

29 posted on 02/08/2011 8:20:12 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Madison ave means commercials...made to be everything to all folks....every class covered....and minorities the cool ones and whites stupid...especially men

I am ignorant of TV outside history, natgeo and Boardwalk Empire

I did sit thru the BH Housewives reunion...wow..money doesn’t buy class or tact

I notice most dramatic movies or comedies always have token gays...gratuitously inserted.,

It seems to be that most sitcoms were always about Jews come to think of it...in urban environments at least from the 80s on...before that Dick Van Dyke, MTM, That Girl, My Three Sons, Bewitched, Brady Bunch...damn it was everywhere really but mostly SoCal or NYC..or Hooterville..lol

I did see the remake of True Grit...thought it was remarkable..Bridges even outdid Duke..whom I adored

I have not watched regular TV programming since SOAP or Threes Company

was out of the US for nearly two decades and now it just seems like shite..so I don’t bother

Sopranos, Deadwood...House a few times...Justified with Olyphant(sic)...I like him..a young man with balls..at least it seems

it’s a whole nother world and I talked to a young comely woman the other day lecturing me how Mad Men shows just how it was...lol

man ..this arrogance of youth whereby they are morally superior to all who came before has to be some new neurosis..I just did not grow up like that

I thought my folks were square but not bad people


30 posted on 02/09/2011 12:49:04 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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