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Sign The Petition: Tell CBS Not To Air Superbowl Focus on The Family Anti-Choice Ad

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  • Cort Greene
    *Tell CBS: Don t air Focus on the Family when you reject progressive advocacy ads.* CBS:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2010
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      *Tell CBS: Don't air Focus on the Family when you reject progressive
      advocacy ads.*<http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5232&id=7560-2265568-KA1YUsx&t=1>

      CBS: Follow your no-advocacy policy.

      Your message to CBS:

      "I demand that you follow through on your 'no advocacy' policy in reference
      to your approval of Focus on the Family's Tim Tebow spot for this year's
      Super Bowl. If you insist that ads must not be advocacy � and have rejected
      progressive ads in the past because of their advocacy � you must reverse
      your decision and reject the Focus on the Family ad."

      [image: Clicking here will add your name to the

      The broadcast networks that air the Super Bowl have historically rejected
      advocacy ads. Yet CBS, which is airing the Super Bowl this year, has
      accepted an anti-choice ad by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the

      Focus on the Family's "celebrate life" (read: anti-choice) ad features
      Heisman Trophy-winning college football star Tim Tebow. And CBS approved
      this anti-choice ad, even though the network has repeatedly rejected
      advocacy ads in past years, including a 2004 MoveOn.org ad that went after
      then-President Bush's fiscal irresponsibility and an ad the same year from
      the United Church of Christ showing them welcoming a gay couple who had been
      turned away from another church.

      *Click here to automatically sign the petition to CBS insisting they follow
      their no-advocacy policy and reject the Focus on the Family ad before the
      Super Bowl on February

      More recently, on Friday CBS rejected an ad from a gay dating site showing
      two men discovering a mutual attraction when their hands brush in the potato
      chip bowl. The actors then pantomime a comical make-out session. But CBS
      says the ad "is not within the Network's broadcast standards for Super Bowl

      So to recap: CBS wouldn't allow a group to criticize Bush, wouldn't let a
      religious group promote its own tolerance of LGBT families and considers a
      light-hearted dating ad out of bounds. But CBS is perfectly happy to allow
      Focus on the Family to promote its conservative social agenda.

      We must call CBS out on its hypocrisy and demand that it also reject the
      Focus on the Family ad. The Super Bowl is America's annual most-watched
      television event; more than 98 million Americans tuned in last year. And as
      anyone who's ever been to a Super Bowl party knows, the ads can be even more
      closely watched than the game, which is why CBS must not unfairly allow
      anti-choice commercials while rejecting those for other causes.

      *Click here to automatically add your name to the petition urging CBS to
      follow its own anti-advocacy policy, reverse the decision, and deny Focus on
      the Family's anti-choice

      *Thank you* for standing up to anti-choice hypocrisy.

      LiAnna Davis, Campaign Manager

      <http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=3854&id=7560-2265568-KA1YUsx&t=6> �
      2010 CREDO. All rights reserved.

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