We’ve said it plenty of times. We’re not particularly religious and our main focus here at IHateTheMedia is fiscal conservatism, not social conservatism. That being said, we can’t figure out why Fox rejected an innocuous Super Bowl commercial from a Christian group.
Fox said the commercial was rejected for “advancing particular beliefs or practices.” And that, apparently, is against company policy.
The Fixed Point Foundation’s commercial shows a bunch of guys watching a football game on TV. After a close-up shot shows John 3:16 written on a Tim Tebow-ish player’s eye black, the guys do what we’ve done many times and wonder what it means. Then they take the step we’ve never taken – they look it up.
That’s it. That’s the whole commercial. No overt preaching. No suicide bombings of infidels. No beheadings of non-believers.
By the way, in case you’re wondering, here’s what the verse says:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Care to comment?