Super Bowl Sunday. A time for gathering with friends and family. Wholesome fun for young and old alike.
Make some snacks, settle in your couches, and enjoy the game – and the terrific ads! Budweiser’s horses playing football are my favorites. And then…. there’s the ads featuring
the bloody aborted fetuses.
Yep. In 40 targeted market cities around the country, presidential candidate Terry Randall will be running ads that feature horridly graphic photos of the remains of real people’s life hard decisions.
Anti-abortion ads showing graphic images of aborted fetuses covered in blood and surrounded by religious icons will air during the Super Bowl in February, courtesy of Democratic Presidential candidate Randall Terry.
Terry, who has spent a year in jail and been arrested 50 times for his anti-abortion efforts, is using a Federal Election Commission loophole that ensures ads for political candidates cannot be prohibited within 45 days of an election. Apparently, primaries count, so Terry will be running ads on local stations during Super Bowl XLVI February 5.
The Colorado paper the Greeley Gazette notes that Terry has already run political ads with images of aborted fetuses in New Hampshire. The ads attacked President Obama for supporting “child killing.”
TV stations have typically rejected ads with graphic content, especially during events like the Super Bowl that have a large audience. But by exploiting a loophole that requires stations to air ads by political candidates within 45 days of an election, Terry has managed to circumvent those standards.
“This means that primary states that fall within the 45 day window will have to run the graphic ads during the Super Bowl if he purchases the slots,” the Gazette says…
How can this be possible?
Here’s a PETITION to SIGN! (will go to NBC Executives)
Also contact the FCC and call your local NBC TV stations!
…and I thought watching all the potential Tebowing would be all that’d we’d have to wince at!
Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor and the author of Kissing Fish: Christianity for People who Don’t Like Christianity. He blogs for Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, and Patheos.