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Published:January 30th, 2010 12:23 EST
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Discrimination! CBS Rejects Gay Dating Ad For Super Bowl

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"CBS this week refused to air a Super Bowl ad made by a gay dating site, an announcement that came just days after news broke the network would air college football star Tim Tebow`s Christian pro-life ad during the big game.

super bowlThe Super Bowl network said it rejected Mancrunch.com`s ad, which features two male football fans kissing on a couch while watching a game, because it failed to meet CBS` standards for commercial advertisements, Fox News reported Friday.

`CBS Standards and Practices has reviewed your proposed Super Bowl ad and concluded that the creative is not within the Network`s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday,` the rejection letter said, according to Fox. `Moreover, our Sales Department has had difficulty verifying your organization`s credit status.`" Read More

If CBS refused to air a Super Bowl ad made by an African American dating site, there would be howls of protest, not only by blacks, but by everyone who believes in equality and human rights.

Everyone, not just gays and lesbians, should protest this blatant anti-gay discrimination by CBS. The bottom line is that a major American network believes that homosexuality fails to meet their standards. I encourage everyone to flood CBS with emails protesting their outrageous decision.

The ad features two male football fans kissing on a couch while watching a football game, that pales in comparison to the over-the-top sexuality depicted in many Super Bowl commericials. Obviously it`s not the sexual content, but the sexual orientation of the fans featured in the ad that has CBS executives all hot and bothered.

The cowards at CBS should have been honest and stated that they rejected the ad because they have a problem with homosexuality. Instead CBS claimed that they had difficulty verifying the gay dating site`s credit status. Hogwash!

CBS had no problem deciding to air Tim Tebow`s pro-life ad; the network honchos don`t have an aversion to controversy per se, they just have a strong dislike of homosexuality.

The Super Bowl is watched by Americans of every race, color, creed and sexual orientation. CBS shouldn`t have a policy that discriminates against any group, including gays and lesbians.

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