CBS has rejected gay-content Super Bowl advertising by Mancrunch.com and GoDaddy.com. The network has agreed to allow a Super Bowl advertisement urging women not to choose abortions sponsored by Focus on the Family, a very conservative and very anti-gay religious organization.
Flashback to early 2005: The Viacom Networks—CBS, MTV, BET and even the gay-themed LOGO—rejected the fierce and now-famous "Ejector" commercial by the United Church of Christ. The spot showed a single mother, a gay couple, senior citizens and minorities being forcibly "ejected" from church. The ad was rejected by ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and the WB as "too controversial." It was carried on CNN and cable news networks.
Only months earlier CBS also rejected the UCC's award-winning "Bouncer" ad as "too controversial" because it showed a bouncers denying a gay couple entry to church.
Promoting religious tolerance and inclusion: "Too controversial". Telling tens of million people during the Super Bowl that women shouldn't have a right to choose: Not so much. Watch this brilliant spot AFTER THE JUMP ...