Too Christian for TV? CBS and NBC are deeming the United Church of Christ's new ad campaign as too "controversial" to air. It's racy message? Tolerance and welcoming:
The 30-second commercial features two muscle-bound “bouncers” standing guard outside a picturesque church and selecting which persons are permitted to attend Sunday services, and turning away apparent gays and persons of color.

Written text interrupts the scene, announcing, “Jesus didn’t turn people away. Neither do we.” A narrator then states, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

According to a written explanation from CBS, the United Church of Christ is being denied network access, they church says, because its ad implies that other denominations are not as accepting of minorities and therefore too “controversial.”
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And: The Universalist Unitarian church down the block from work bears a big banner that reads, "Civil Marriage is a Civil Right.” Amen.

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