What the hell? Fox rejects John 3:16 Super Bowl commercial

by editor on February 4, 2011

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?

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JustAl February 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

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If they allowed this, they would have no choice but to allow adds by the islamic death cult.

That’s what happens when you elect lawyers to make laws to make jobs for lawyers so they can donate money to lawyers to become lawmakers (see a pattern here?).

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:35 am

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Uhm… I think that there is a MARKED difference here. Islamist groups putting up a commercial about the enriching activities of beheading will not be appropriate and it is not in any way comparable to this commercial or even the Teabow (sp?) commercial of last year that caused such an uproar by Focus On The Family.

However, if an Islamist group would like to present the case that we should look up something in their Koran I welcome it. I think the more people read the Koran the better. Those with open minds will truly see what the religion of peace is all about. I have a Koran in my library, like Reagan said about Communism those that truly read about it and (fully) understand it (in this case Islam) will say no thank you to it.

JustAl February 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

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Uhm. . . that isn’t what I wrote.

As to your second paragraph you can welcome it all you want but these people are the enemy and giving them even more access to spread their blood thirsty iron age mythology is a huge mistake.

I don’t need to read a book of fairy tales to see what islam is all about, just check the news. Excusing any portion of this death cult only help to perpetuate the myth of the “religion of peace”. If you choose to put the koran on an even footing with the bible don’t be surprised or upset if others put their religion on an equal footing with yours.

The moral high ground is a joke if your country lies buried there.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

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“If they allowed this, they would have no choice but to allow adds by the islamic death cult.”

If they put commercials about killing infidels it will never go on air. I think that goes without saying. What I was saying is that this commercial is not comparable to that, but it would be comparable to an Islamic group asking people to read a verse of their Koran. Now we are in agreement that the Koran is not essentially a book about peace and love, however reading the Koran for those who are open minded will prove that indeed Islams is not a religion of peace and love. The more people know about an enemy the more people are prepared against them. The muslims read the Jewish Scriptures AND the New Testament for the exact same reason. They need to know their enemies and what their enemies believe. That is how they can say the right things in order to infiltrate and wreack havoc. I don’t see why non muslims shouldn’t do the same. Perhaps not with the end game of infiltrating and wreacking havoc, but definetly for the purpose of protection and reading who is real and who is not real, thus protecting ourselves from havoc. I dont see why this is not valid point to make. Know thy enemy is a very useful maxim. How do you unless you read and study them.

You either misunderstood me willfully or whatever, but I am not excusing anything or anyone. Nor am I putting anything in equal footing with my religion or the Bible. We have to be prepared and willful ignorance of all parts of the equation is not going to do anything about not lying in ruins part.

Sure you don’t need to read the Koran to know their end game, but it helps to know how they think BEFORE they reach the end game. I find that useful.

JustAl February 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

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Once again you completely miss the point of my original post. It is you who willfully misunderstand.

Islam IS a death cult, every single part of it. So, they don’t have to post videos of beheadings etc. to advance their death cult. No part of it is defensible.

The only reason to “understand” their mythology is to use it against them, something I doubt you would be in favor of since, by definition, it would be sacrilegious.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 11:14 am

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OMG…! Seriously?! Did I disagree with you that it is a death cult? What is wrong with you? For whatever reason your anger shouldn’t be levelled at me. I am not disagreeing with you on your beliefs about Islam. Not only are you willfully misunderstanding my posts, but you seriously did not read them.

Where am I defending Islam? ha?

“The only reason to “understand” their mythology is to use it against them, something I doubt you would be in favor of since, by definition, it would be sacrilegious.”

SERIOUSLY?! Can’t you read and comprehend text?

“The more people know about an enemy the more people are prepared against them. The muslims read the Jewish Scriptures AND the New Testament for the exact same reason. They need to know their enemies and what their enemies believe. That is how they can say the right things in order to infiltrate and wreack havoc. I don’t see why non muslims shouldn’t do the same. Perhaps not with the end game of infiltrating and wreacking havoc, but definetly for the purpose of protection and reading who is real and who is not real, thus protecting ourselves from havoc. I dont see why this is not valid point to make. Know thy enemy is a very useful maxim. How do you (know to defend) unless you read and study them.”

Did you miss that WHOLE block? Unbelievable…

YT February 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

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Change of argument topic:

Why is debating on the internet like winning the special olympics?

Please answer in 200 or fewer words. Grammar, punctuation as well as artistic styling will be considered.

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

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Nice… whatever…

whiskeyriver February 7, 2011 at 6:53 am

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Leave it alone KQ, you cannot help those who are so blind they refuse to see.

Maybe we should make reading Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” required reading in high school. If JustAl has a short attention span, or went to pubic skool and cannot read, maybe a scene from the movie The Hunt for Red October will help. You know, the scene where Alec Baldwin and the crew from the American sub meet Sean Connery and the Russians on their sub. “It pays to know ones enemy, does it not Capitan”?

Mistella February 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

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Or………. as my pappy used to say, “Never teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig”.

KimmyQueen February 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

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I agree that there are bigger matters afoot. So it is what it is…

Mistella February 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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In the interest of “balance”, how ’bout Fox air a spot with a deep camel jockey voice talking about how peaceful the Muslims are over film footage of the 9-11 events – especially the people leaping to their deaths. Then fade to the Muslim world dancing in the streets over the news of the goat humpers’ attack.

kb February 4, 2011 at 7:13 am

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How sad. I was at some federally sponsored training for my job and said something about Christmas party and was IMMEDIATELY corrected by the facilitator…holiday party! I just don’t get it. I don’t care of others celebrate their beliefs by putting up displays, show commercials..WHATEVER they may be, why all this hate?

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

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In the case of Fox I dont think is hate, I think is punk ass fear. For a cable network that is dominating the ratings this was WEAK.

JustAl February 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

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Or extremely good judgement.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

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Whatever…

George Clonewolf Cloney February 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

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Well said Kimmy…this is a ridiculous attempt to mask their “fear” of offending someone when really, this is the result of kowtowing (Hindu reference intentional) to liberal intimidation tactics.

Remember, the only religion that it is currently “en vogue” to slam, is Christianity.
Buddhism – sooo enlightening!
Atheo-Darwinianism – sooo smart!
Hinduism – soooo open minded!
Islam – sooo politically correct!
Christianity – sooo worth removing from everything, everyone, and everywhere.

Extremely good judgement? maybe to a mindless, spineless lib.

George Clonewolf Cloney
ClonewolfDOTcom

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

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Yes Judaism and Christianity are the only acceptable religions to mock because it is considered a “white man’s” religion. Considering that more than half of the billions of Christians in the world come from Asia and Africa that is of course a stupid notion. If they are AFRAID of something then just deal with it. They keep bragging about being the number one news source and blah blah blah or the number one network and whatever… fine then what’s the problem?

I think BMF’s has the best point below.

kb February 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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Kimmy, I agree with you about the fear but it is fear driven by the hate of others.

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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If I may… Let me give you two examples of Muslim Filial Love

One: An Algerian (Muslim) man and I were having a conversation about his job. He said he hated the job hehad so he left and the reason is that his boss is Egyptian and he hates Egyptians. Aren’t Egyptians (in their majority it seems) Muslims? Yes, he said, but he hates them all the same…

Two: I asked another Algerian (Muslim) man if he considered African Muslims below the Sahara as brothers. He tried to sidestep the issue but I insist in this case he opted to say the truth which I guess by now you can guess… he said no, he doesn’t consider them brothers because they are Africans regardless of the religion they share.

I have a third one where Osama Bin Laden was asked if he felt anything about killing fellow Muslim brothers (and sisters) in the bombs in (was it Sudan?) where he bombed the US embassy. He said pretty much that it is what it is, they are dying for a good cause.

Now, I personally consider all Christian (and Jewish) people to be my brothers and sisters due to our common belief in an universal benevolent G-d. I am not saying that I am perfect or whatever, but I think you know what I mean.

In any case, my point is this: Muslims hate A WHOLE LOT of people (not all Muslims let me say that). They hate those who are not like them, they hate those who belong to their faith but are not of the same country, they hate… it is how they live. If people (Fox, whomever) start not doing things or doing things around the hatred of the Muslims (not all) they are wasting their time, because Muslims will not stop hating no matter what. So we may as well live our lives and do what we gotta do.

It is always easier to offend those that make it their business not to hate, than to offend those that make it their business to hate. But I got to say… it is disgusting when people opt to do that.

Mistella February 6, 2011 at 12:19 am

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Amen my sister. IMHO I believe the attacks on the Christian faith, and the reluctance to defend it, is because of Satan’s influence. Not much else makes sense to me. Yes, they will bring up some fringe element, or some lone wolf radical, maybe even reference centuries old violence in the name of God, but the muslims are sadistic, cruel and just plain evil in mass – today. And you almost never hear their leaders denounce the evil.

KimmyQueen February 6, 2011 at 9:05 am

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For sure not just from recent times until today, but since its inception. The inception of Christianity was never based on violence from the believers towards any others in fact QUITE the opposite. The beginning of Christianity was marked with great blood and tribulation from and for the believers. Islam was engendered in violence and hatred from the start even before there was an Islam the cultural and racial (so to speak) regions and the people within that were more susceptible to fall under Islam were already marked by violence and hatred against others in the same region (truth to be told the Jews mostly). It stands to reason that such a religion would be so easily assimilated by them.

I know that I am probably bring a fatwah upon myself… but I have come to belief that Satan does try to mimic or counterfeit the things of the Lord to bring credibility to its crap and evil. Therefore… Islam. I do believe that there are groups and individuals that see the milder parts of Islam and belief they should be the foremost part of Islam and like many now do not practice the First Testament parts of the Jewish religion, they see the harsher parts of Islam as things of the past and so on… I find them to be sincere in their desire to reform, I just at this point in time do not think that Islam can be reformed at least not worldwide… Like Christianity has been many many times whenever humans mess it up.

I can never say that true Christians are perfect and I can definetly say that there are a lot of so called Christians who aren’t and are putting the name of Christianity in shame for their actions, but in both circumstances it is neither Jesus’ fault nor the fault of the disciples and apostles. In the end, everyone is individually responsible for the information that they gather and what they do with it.

DeanH February 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

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Fox is under the thumb of the saudi royal family. I understand the king himself owns 7% of Fox. They can’t go promoting biblical material so offensive to islam and referring to the Son of God is an insult to mohammerhead, the author of the koran.

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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7% small percentage, but I didn’t know that, however if that is the case that needs to be disclosed.

DJ February 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

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I don’t think the ad is a big deal…I don’t see anything wrong with it and like the editor said, it’s not an in-your-face or an offensive commercial (to me). I’m guessing that FOX wants to steer clear of any potential controversy.

Comparing that to the Doritos ‘Communion’ commercial that was pulled, it is simply astounding to me that even though it was a fan submitted idea, the fact that it made it up the chain of command and NOBODY in a position of power thought twice about pulling the plug on it.

unknown February 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

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And this is the same network that allows Family Guy’s creator to bash Christianity on a weekly basis and get away with it.

Don’t you just love double standards?

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:39 am

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Excellent, insightful and truthful comment. However O’Reilly will say it is the Entertainment side which seems to be a particularly separate branch from the Fox/Newscorp family. However I think it melds. The creator of Family Guy gets paid I think about 30 million a year for the tripe. However I am sure that Fox Network gets quadruple or perhaps quintuple (who knows?! more?) a year from that show. So if billions of people get offended, who cares as long as it makes money… Notice though that no offense is giving to Muslims.

unknown February 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

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True, with Family Guy making so much money there is no way the network will end it anytime soon.

The last time I remember the show doing anything that might have been offensive to Muslims wasn’t as harsh as what Seth MacFarlane has done to Christianity regardless of the denomination. I think after the incident with the Denmark cartoon, nobody wants to be end up in that mess again.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 9:25 am

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I think after the episode where Lois shows her porn video in her church most of the fans who have any religious inclinations are going to leave the show. The show has gone downhill for me with the Jesus episode last year. However that will mean nothing to the Fox bottom line unless Christians actually complain and get noisy which is not something that Christians tend to do at least not for stupid tripe like a cartoon.

unknown February 4, 2011 at 11:55 am

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I stopped watching after the episode dealing Meg becoming a born-again Christian and Brian admitting to be an atheist. That was just the last straw.

Sure MacFarlane tried to lure people back in with Quagmire’s rant on Brian but then they did ANOTHER religion base episode with Lois finding out she was Jewish, Peter becoming intolerant of Judaism thanks to the ghost of his (non-biological) father, and Jesus trying to straighten it all out in the end. Of course Brian aka MacFarlane himself had to get the last word in before that episode ended and it was a sign to me that show was no longer what it was before cancellation.

Even if small Christian groups did try to complain, it would just be twisted around and fired back at them like the “Palin jab” in one FG episode.

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

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Exactly. If Christian people complain it will be a small group and even if they are not, they will be painted as extremists. A lot of Christians I know have never seen “Family Guy” so getting upset over it is not going to be an issue anyway, they will just dismiss it as yet another part of culture that is gross and move on. It USED to be a great show at one point. I enjoy the OLD stuff but the newer stuff of the past threee years so has been hit and miss and more miss than hits in my opinion. I guess in the end is a free market issue so not watching is all that I can do. “The Simpsons” is also another show that has had its moments of stupidity. It takes A LOT of swipes at Fox News, but it is tolerated because it is still a big money show.

TednP February 4, 2011 at 7:24 am

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So, selling beer is good, offering hope is bad. I have no greater expectations for something as trivial as the Super Bowl.

Vious February 4, 2011 at 7:27 am

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Good for Fox

This site and 99% of its members would commit mass suicide if a Muslim group promoted its religion on Fox or the Super Bowl

Lee February 4, 2011 at 7:51 am

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You idiot.
Why would the followers of Allah waste 3 million on a 30 second Super Bowl ad ? They can convert a lot more people with 3 million dollars worth of explosives.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:42 am

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I am sorry but I have to call you an idiot. Your entire post was idiotic and actually quite hateful. I ain’t taking my life for no Muslim group promotion on any channel or event. That is extremely idiotic. There is no basis for what you said. People like you are pathetic.

DeanH February 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

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What a putz.

YT February 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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SURE! But since we are so stupid would you please show us how its done? We only learn by example.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

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I don’t think there is a need to preface every article of this nature with the fact that you are not religious. It seems as if you are apologizing for presenting the article. If you are not ashamed of the article, by the way it is simple and fair, then no need to say that each time. It almost sounds like “well we are going to make an article about G-d or religion but we don’t want you to think we are nuts or anything…” There is an implication that someone who doesn’t take the time to preface that they are not religious and go on with an article of this nature ARE nuts or something. You did it in a previous article as well and you have done so in the past, it sounds kind of punk assey.

I don’t give a whip if you are religious or not (I can go to christian conservative sites just as easily as I go to this one), and you have made it quite evident plenty of times Just state what you want to state and let it be. If an idiot wants to accuse you of being an extreme right religious nut, you can state your predilections if you like in defense, and also state that the person is a moron as the article(s) in question do not have any extreme religious notes or undertones in them.

I just think is punk assey because if I got something to say, I say it I don’t have to excuse nor preface what I am going to say with something soft in order to say what I want to say… like I am doing now. With all of that said I do love IHTM and I understand it very well and where it comes from, and I do think that it is welcoming of ALL conservatives of ALL kinds, natures and varities and that is what your articles are like as well so there is space for these and other types of articles without excusing yourselves for writing them.I applaud that you entered the article like this and others on the site, in spite of your very well known non-religious stand. That is great, just saying I dont understand the reason for the prefacing.

editor February 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

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Kimmy, I often add that disclaimer not because I’m apologizing for anything, but because I want to make it clear that I’m coming at our editorial point of view from an independent position. You’ll notice that we almost always (maybe we don’t need the word “almost” in this sentence) come down on the side of religion in these stories.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

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Yes… you do. However all that I am saying is that you don’t need to preface. No one who is level headed will assume that you are a religious nut job or ultra religious in any way shape or form especially those who read your blog for a long time. I think it is quite CLEAR from the entire blog that you are not really independent (I gues you meant independent from religion) you are a conservative. What I think you are trying to say is that you are not a religious conservative. That is valid! However prefacing that on almost every single article of this kind, is in my humble opinion unnecessary. Isn’t this your blog? Can you write whatever the heck you want? It SEEMS as if you want to make sure that everyone knows that you are not religious, but it seems like you are apologizing to those that aren’t. That is how it seems to me. Again applaud that you put up these articles even though you are not religious that is great I just don’t see the point of prefacing. You don’t preface that you are not into porn when you put up photos of women naked or semi naked, you don’t preface when you talk about sex that you are not a sex addict. Whatever the case may be, it would be unnecessary in all those cases. I hope you get my point.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

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Now as a comment on the actual article is concerned. I myself do not see the big drama. Fox is getting very punk ass witchy in the past year actually. Perhaps caving into pressure from the left? We will see.

As for the scripture text well obviously I agree with it and it is a unique message that no other religion has. Instead of trying to make it on my own I have a more powerful Person to rely on. However, if people want to their own thing, that is all well and dandy for them.

Paden February 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

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Wrong Vious, “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

ocmadam February 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

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Guys, you missed the obvious. The quote is clearly referring to Aaron Rodgers and Fox just doesn’t want to look like they are playing favorites.
Go Greenbay!

mojo February 4, 2011 at 9:06 am

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NOT Ezekiel 25:17?…

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 9:31 am

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No, because it makes no sense and it is completely out of context.

Overall in v 16 (the whole chapter) we see that He is specifically talking about the Phillistines and Kerethites who WERE oppressing His people. As protector of His people, He is duty bound by His own words of protection and covenant to execute vengeance for the evil treatment by the Phillistines towards His people.

ocmadam February 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

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:-) Wrecking havoc on those Philistines from Pennsylvania

ocmadam February 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

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This isn’t bible study – it’s a football game. Personally I wouldn’t have objected to the ad, however I don’t think it’s particularily powerful, and probably more meaningful to believers than non-believers — I don’t see it causing any half time conversions. But, I do agree with an earlier poster that they just want to stay away from controversy — politics and religion being top of the list. Promoting products, or safety like “don’t drink and drive” are not controversial. I also think a lot of advocacy groups, recognize the powerful reach of super bowl ads and want to get their message out there to a large audience in order to generate discussion. Unfortunately, these kinds of ads (and I agree with the message of the John 3:16 ad) turn the festive game day ambiance to a debate. There is a time and a place for all of that but on the seventh day, God said give it a rest, I want to watch the game.

RKae February 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

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Well, they keep right on running their ads for beer and I have yet to buy any of it.

They’re not going to convert me into a beer drinker.

…Or a pick-up-truck driver for that matter.

DeanH February 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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Mmmmmmm….. Beer…..

DJ February 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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“…There is a time and a place for all of that but on the seventh day, God said give it a rest, I want to watch the game.”

Ditto, ocmadam!

tommy February 4, 2011 at 9:22 am

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didn’t fox news get bought to the tune of 10% by a Musilm group? I think I heard that on FOX.

Jesus only wants peace between HIS Father and the human race, in fact i heard HE died to make that happen.

Peace the Muslims will bring is death. Mohamid die not die for humanity. His followers will send out his followers to die for his cause.

KimmyQueen February 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

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I didnt know that. Is there a link? It is interesting.

Grammar Fuhrer February 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

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Right here…

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/fox-news-owned-by-saudi-interests/blog-260299/

And here too:

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2010/03/update-on-fox-news-and-islam.html

I couldn’t believe it myself.

Damn it…

Just when I thought I had a news station I could watch…

THIS is why we can’t have nice things… sellouts…

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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This is not good… 7% doesn’t seem like much but it i still I am sure important. This should have been highly disclosed when it happened.

BMF February 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

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Fox said the commercial was rejected for “advancing particular beliefs or practices.”

But aren’t there countless public service commercials to “buckle up,” “Don’t drink and drive,” “Smoking can be hazardous to your health,” etc.? Aren’t those practices and in some cases, beliefs?

And what’s the difference between advancing a belief or practice and advancing a product. In once case a company is selling a product. In the other case, the organization is selling a belief. They are both products.

The earlier posting claiming that if you allow one belief commercial, they you have to allow others. And the point is? You allow one beer commercial you have to allow others. So?

And it might indeed be a good idea if we were exposed to competing beliefs and practices. It’s probably a lot more informative and healthier than drinking beer.

I am a beer drinker and I don’t live in fear that someone has a belief that differs from mine.

tadcf February 4, 2011 at 9:35 am

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For once, FOX has done the right thing.

matthew s harrison February 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

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Quite positive, if that was a muslim verse-they would have run it-murdoch does have a lot of muzzie partners in the middle east! Sickening.

hisham February 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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Slow down and take a breath y’all! Find out who owns at least 30%, if not more, of FOX NEWS and lives in Saudi Arabia and then this assault on Judeo-Christianity will quickly come into crystal clarity.

hisham February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

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Also you shouldn’t discount Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dorn, Code Pink, The Muslim Brotherhood, and other radicalized socialist Islamic groups!

JennyinOz February 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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AMEN.

Paden February 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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Whoops! I forgot to give Gen Patton credit when I quoted him.
Sorry about that..

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” Gen George S Patton Jr.

Ken February 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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John 3:19

’nuff said.

Deb February 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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If this were a commercial referring to any other political or religious belief system, they would not have been able to get it on air fast enough. When are Christians going to start standing up for their claimed beliefs?

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

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Because many Christians take the give the other cheek quite literally. Which in a way can be taken literally, but my understanding of what He was saying is that if someone does evil against a person do not seek revenge. I agree that we (Christians) should stand up and talk about what we don’t like in spite of opposition, but as you have probably seen whenever Christians do speak up there IS ALWAYS opposition and insults, which in reality are expected, but some people are not necessarily keen to go through it which I guess is understandable, but in my opinion cowardly. I state my piece, here and anywhere and I dont care if people like it or not… time and truth will either prove me right or wrong. Not everyone is like me though.

this is my other name February 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

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you know whats funny? ive always wondered what the hell 3:16 was. never looked it up.

this commercial made me want to look it up, but then IHTM did that for me, so okay.

Beth Sewell February 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

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I’m not at all surprised at the rejection of God….it’s been happening throughout all of time. Funny thing….John 3:16 is probably the single most important and loving message in God’s Word, the Bible. The second, (highly paraphrased) Phil 2.
” God held His Son, Jesus, in such regard He gave Him a name aboe ALL others. One day, EVERY knee willl bow and EVERY tongue will confess Jesus to be Lord of ALL.” We are to work out our own salvation, with our own free will. Each one of us MUST make a decision. As the commercial says, “Look it up” Each of us is responsible for the decision we make………………

Deb February 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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We don’t work out anything. Our salvation is a freely given gift from God. We get it by grace, not by merit.

KimmyQueen February 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm

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http://bible.cc/philippians/2-12.htm

We are saved by the grace of G-d, but in order to bear fruit we “continue to work out (our) salvation with fear and trembling…” as per Phillippians 2:12.

Work OUT not work FOR. We get saved (by grace), we work it OUT in order to bear fruit. I just wanted to put my two cents because you are right, we don’t work for our salvation at all, but we are asked to work it out which is different.

Deb February 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Our lives, actions, decisions and behaviour shoould reflect the grace given us. That is the only working out we have to do-to reflect Christ in our lives.

KimmyQueen February 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

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Which is what I said in short. I think we are all in agreement, I just thought there was a misunderstanding from what Beth was saying. What she said was absolutely correct and Biblical. It is the Apostle Paul that says that we must work out our salvation… We don’t work for it, we work it out once we have it.

david February 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

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Why is anyone surprised that Fox is no different to all the other socialist tv companies? I mean the guy who owns Fox publically supported Tony Blair and was influential in raising his profile here. That is Tony Blair the unapologetic hardcore socialist who promised Britain free healthcare would never be taken away and increased funding year on year for 10 years. This is what Fox believes in. They are the normal elitist scum who think they know best just with different faces. When was the last time you heard a real christian protestant voice on Fox? They are fine with socialists who support free emergency healthcare, they love the jews are constantly looking for ways for us to be taxed to pay for Israel and they portrayed the bailouts as necessary. Don`t be surprised that Fox is un-christian, they are socialists.

whiskeyriver February 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

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Ok, I have read all the posts here and it has confirmed my thoughts on the subject. All of you are blind to the fact that the pulling of this commerical, or any others, makes no difference in the long run.

WHO CARES! It’s a little blink in time that will be missed about as much as the million other little blinks in time that we never notice because we are too busy trying to get by in the short time we have on this earth. I am not defending FOX, nor am I condeming FOX. The truth is I don’t give a tinkers damn what commericals they decide to air during a football game, I have more important things to worry about.

I worry about my parents, who are way up in years now, so I check on them every day to make sure everything is ok around their house and they don’t need anything. I worried about my friends and neighbors during the below zero temperatures we had last week. Many of them had problems with frozen water lines, or blown electrical fuses, or tripped breakers, because they had space heaters running to keep warm. Helping my neighbors made more sense than worrying about a television commerical.

And that is one of the problems we have as citizens in this country. Too many worry about the stupid things that have no meaning, no impact on our daily lives in any way, shape or form, instead of worrying about those around us, our family and friends, who are important to us. It’s kind of like hoarding the pennys in your life while the dollars are slipping away.

alien February 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

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I don’t pretend to know the thoughts of God.. But i suspect God’d be just fine with that

Deb February 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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A lot of little things ignored, become acceptable with time. Look at Germany. Look at the decrease in quality of American music, art, literature, etc., over the years. Afew things got ignored, and once they were accepted, a few more got added (or subtracted) and then a few more on down the line. When is it enough to stand up and say enough! And then how do you justify ignoring the trend for so long. Just saying.

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