ESPN Drops Christmas Ad For Referencing “God” And “Jesus” – Update: ESPN Relents Under Pressure, Accepts Ad…
There’s no doubt about it, the left loves watching our Judeo-Christian heritage circle the drain.
In his continuing effort to expose the secular left’s “War on Christmas”, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly reported on a rather disheartening story about ESPN’s refusal to air a Christmas ad from SSM Cardinal Glennon, a Catholic children’s medical center in St. Louis, because it featured the name of “God” and “Jesus”
The ad was part of a program by Cardinal Glennon called Messages of Hope, which is described on its website as a “new program that invites people from throughout the St. Louis metro community to write messages of inspiration to our patients. The messages are reviewed for appropriateness and then rolled into decorative scrolls.”
Update via CNS News:
ESPN has changed its mind and has decided to allow a St. Louis Children’s Medical Center to air an ad referencing “the birth of Jesus” and “God’s healing message.”
In an email to CNSNews.com, Josh Krulewitz, VP of ESPN Communications says, “We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial.”
“It will run in Saturday’s VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU. This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.”