CBS Airs Another Focus on the Family Ad
Those who yawned through Saturday’s playoff game between New England and Denver may have noticed an ad for Focus on the Family featuring cute toddlers reciting John 3:16, Tim Tebow’s signature Bible verse. This was another departure from CBS’s supposed policy of not airing advocacy ads.
In the past CBS has declined to air an ad from Move On.Org and another from The United Church of Christ that advocated inclusiveness. (“Jesus didn’t turn people away. Neither do we.”) But apparently they have no problem with tax-exempt Christian Right parachurch Focus on the Family.
Focus, founded by anti-gay crusader and would-be theocrat James Dobson, supported Mike Huckabee in the 2008 GOP race, then refused to support nominee McCain until Sarah Palin was added to the ticket.
Strange; Dobson was the last person to interview serial killer Ted Bundy before his execution, and sold thousands of copies of the tape. He was set to do the same with Jeffrey Dahlmer, but Dahlmer was killed in prison before Dobson could meet with him. Funny family values or what?
Maybe for the Superbowl, they could have the children come back and recite Matthew 6:5.