: ABC refused to take the United Church of Christ’s commercial promoting acceptance but did take a commercial from the guy who promotes spanking children, James Dobson and his so-called Focus on Family.
The UCC now sends out ABC’s excuse:
“The network doesn’t take advertising from religious groups. It’s a long-standing policy,” said Susan Sewell, an ABC spokeswoman, in a Religion News Service story by Kevin Eckstrom on Wednesday evening.
And they compare that with the Focus on Family mission statement:
To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family.
And its “guiding principles“:
Since Focus on the Family’s primary reason for existence is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a practical outreach to homes, we have firm beliefs about both the Christian faith and the importance of the family. This ministry is therefore based upon five guiding philosophies that are apparent at every level throughout the organization. These “pillars” are drawn from the wisdom of the Bible and the Judeo-Christian ethic, rather than from the humanistic notions of today’s theorists. In short, Focus on the Family is a reflection of what we believe to be the recommendations of the Creator Himself, who ordained the family and gave it His blessing.
Smells pretty damned religious to me.
Disney, you are busted.