The United Church of Christ's pro-gay "Ejector" ad has been rejected by several other television networks ... including LOGO.
Supposedly The Viacom-owned network refused the 30-second spot because of its "political nature." The top Spanish language 'nets—Telmundo, Univision, Galavision—also rejected the ad.
The irony is delicious: The UCC is the largest mainline Christian church to allow same-sex marriage and its gay-friendly message is rejected by many broadcasters. LOGO is the nation's largest gay-themed television network but will not accept the ad. "I guess the idea of gay TV doesn't really mean it's your community's network," says Ron Buford, the (gay black) man who produced the spot. "It's just something that's targeted at you to sell product."
Just as an fyi, all this week we've seen "Ejector" air during CNN's afternoon and prime-time programming.
Church's Pro-'Gay' Ad Ejected by LOGO (CNSNews)
Top Spanish-Language Networks Reject Ad (Christian Post)
Accessible Airwaves (UCC)
God is Still Speaking (UCC)
Previously:UCC Debuts "Ejector" (Rod 2.0) UCC Will Resume Commercials (Rod 2.0) UCC Approves Same Sex Marriage (Rod 2.0) 30 More Seconds of Controversy (Good As You) "Troubled" for the Holidays (Rod 2.0)