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May 2008
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FCC blocks UCC ad for pro-gay ads

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]navytron89)  I don't know if this was covered here earlier but I recently found out that the FCC is again blocking the UCC ads and I find it to say the least bullshit as I have seen these ads here locally in Hampton Roads on both DirecTV and regular channels including CBS and NBC.  The article is here The United Church of Christ, which affirms gays and lesbians and welcomes everyone, is appealing to the full FCC about CBS and NBC refusing to air their pro-gay ads.  

The thing is that this is censorship and makes the Religious Right very uncomfortable about gay and lesbians being accepted by GOD into a church community. The whole anti-gay view of Right is not only wrong its a sad state to reject a person based on sexual orientation. I've a gay cousin and well as several gay, lesbian, and transgendered friends both on LJ and in the real world, so to me its seems retarded to be bigoted toward someone based on a religious scripture over 2,000 years old that has no basis in the modern world. 

The current adminstration in the FCC is very Religious Right oriented and has been since being appointed by the Bush regime back in 2003. This ad which shows religious tolerance to all, is seen by the Right as a personal affront and have done their best to screen or at least make this ad slip under the radar of most viewer.

The times which they have been shown are late at night 11PM or later or during weekend between 3-4 PM when they were shown last about 6 months ago locally. One of the local UCC minsters, made a complaint to the local stations and got them to re-air all the ads. So I can't see the FCC making a big deal about it and should let them run. 

As a former UCC member I think its a nice way for Christian to show tolerance to all, but the Religious Right sees things otherwise.

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