Uniting By Division

The nation’s major television networks have rejected an ad that shows a gay couple and others being banished from a church, saying it violates their rules against controversial or religious advertising.

The 30-second commercial for the United Church of Christ will begin airing on cable networks and Spanish-language stations next week. The ad, called “Ejector,” shows a gay couple, a single mother, a disabled man and others flying out of their pews as a wrinkled hand pushes a red button.

Text on the screen reads, “God doesn’t reject people. Neither do we,” and a voiceover says, “The United Church of Christ. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”

I was thinking of arguing the theological point over whether God rejected people or not but then decided not to as these folks have never been real concerned with what God actually says anyway. I guess their point is fine. Whatever. Kind of weird that this ad makes our networks be sensitive.

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