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News :: GLBT/Queer
Gay Churches Bemoan FTF (Failure to Foist) Gay Commercials on Major Networks
03 Dec 2004
12/2/04

A coalition of gay churches raised a nationwide media stunt against NBC and CBS. When those stations privately refused to run advertisements for the fringe churches depicting Blackshirts denying gays and blacks the right to worship, the gay churches responded publicaly in a carefully timed national promotion to denounce the major networks. ABC and Fox News however gladly picked up the ads.
12/2/04

A coalition of gay churches raised a nationwide media stunt against NBC and CBS. When those stations privately refused to run advertisements for the fringe churches depicting Blackshirts denying gays and blacks the right to worship, the gay churches responded publicaly in a carefully timed national promotion to denounce the major networks. ABC and Fox News however gladly picked up the ads.

The commercial, showing two bouncers, one white and one black is an amusing insight into the mind of the creators of this propaganda. Both bouncers are wearing black shirts and pants, a reference to black shirted fascists. However they appear to most straight people as two homosexuals who work at a ritzy nightclub bar. The "white bigot" on closer inspection appears to have jewish ears and nose, and is merely depicting a white person as bigot. The black bigot is included, perhaps to be "fair" and perhaps because a significant portion of blacks, especially Black Baptists oppose homosexuality and cunnilingus. "The Bigots" are depicted turning away homosexuals "and blacks," because turning away homosexuals was not considered by the propagandists to be shoking enough to most people's sensibility.
The commercial ends with gay church parisioners smiling in a demographic reenactment of the Zion party scene in Matrix 3.

The preistesses of the gay churches, including Rev. Nancy S. Taylor of United Church of Christ, and Rev. Lisa W. Stedman of Pleasant Street Congregational Curch (the rainbow church) in Arlington pretended to be incredulous and not to notice the derogatory way in which they had portrayed non-gay churches.

Rabbi Devon Lerner, cochairman of the Massachusetts gay marriage lobby, skewed the issue into a "high tech lynching" issue, accusing CBS and NBC of refusing to allow gays to be depicted doing normal things, when said stations had merely objected to using advertising to start a religous war and PR debacle that would cost the stations money.

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