Friday, March 31, 2006

god is still speaking....

but not on network t.v.

here is a message from the united church of christ's accessible airwaves campaign about the latest ucc ads, which have been rejected as "too controvercial" by all of the major networks (they are controvercial in that they suggest that "no matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here"):

Last year ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to air a commercial created by the United Church of Christ. Recently, ALL THE NETWORKS rejected the UCC's newest commercial that names the rejection so many people say they experience from organized religion.

Rejection of paid advertising by the networks is just the beginning. For example - James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Richard Land and Gary Bauer have together racked up 36 appearances on the Sunday news talk shows, including Meet the Press and Face the Nation, during the past eight years.

Principle leaders of the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), American Baptist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, among others, haven't appeared once!

It is apparent that the Religious Right political leaders have joined forces to keep mainline religious leaders off the airwaves.

Please add your voice to the growing number of Americans who are calling on the networks to give equal access to progressive religious voices on television.

By going to this site and sending a message to the networks, you can help open our broadcast airwaves to mainline religious voices and find out more about this issue.


At April 01, 2006 6:20 PM, Blogger Lilian said...

I never watch TV but I happened to see one of UCC's commercials a while ago and I was blown away by it, I thought it was amazing, and exactly what other churches needed to "hear." It's outrageous that they have been banned from network TV.

At April 05, 2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous Lisa V said...

Today Apple had the assignment of talking about commercials in her English class. She chose one of the previous ones of the UCC. She sees herself as an athiest (thought she is only 14 and I think this is still all fluid) and she was touched by this and immediately got it's message. Too bad grown-ups aren't as smart.


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