CBS Loves God, Hates Gays
CBS is courting some controversy with this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. But unusually it may be the ads they don't show that get people talking.
Recently they made the decision to reject an advertisement for gay dating site Man Crunch that features two dudes making out. It's a perfectly harmless commercial. I think it's even a little bit funny:
But apparently the above commercial goes too far for the fine folks at CBS who declared it "not within the network's broadcast standards for Super Bowl Sunday." And this is not the only gay themed ad to provoke censorship. The network previously rejected an even more harmless ad for Go Daddy, one that didn't even have any sexual content whatsoever.
All this and yet they have no issue airing an anti-abortion ad paid for by right-wing Christian organization Focus on the Family. As far as CBS is concerned, you can go on national TV and try to talk someone out of having a safe, common, and legal medical procedure, but you can't kiss a guy. Right. OK.