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December 12, 2013

ESPN Declares That Holiday Ads Cannot Mention "False Gods"

So references to Jesus and God in an ad from a Catholic hospital got it rejected by the sports network.

ESPN has reportedly rejected a Christmas commercial from a St. Louis area Catholic hospital because the network found the mention of "Jesus" in the ad to be "problematic."

Bill O'Reilly, the host of Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, said on Wednesday that an ad from the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation was turned down by ESPN even though it is run on other networks in the area.

The commercial mentions that thousands of people in the community send "messages of hope to sick and injured children who may not be able to come home for the holidays."

"At... Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the season of giving, bringing hope to the many children, parents, and families that we serve," an announcer says in the ad before mentioning that the hospital's patients are "filled with hope" because they receive daily messages from the "treasure chest" beneath its "tree of hope."

The ad concludes by asking viewers to "help us reveal God's healing presence this Christmas. Send your message of hope at Glennon.org."

ESPN reportedly found "we celebrate the birth of Jesus" and "help us reveal God's healing presence this Christmas" to be "problematic."

Of course, the network gladly accepts ads pushing the gifts of the One True God Barack Obama.

"Now, for the first time, you can be covered -- with a quality health plan from the new health insurance marketplace, part of the health care law," says the male announcer.

"It's where brand name companies offer plans you can compare side by side. And it's the place to get lower monthly payments. ... So if you have an accident, get sick, or just need a check-up. Enroll now at the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov."

This ad ran on ESPN.

Given the channel and given the nature of the ad, it seems pretty clear the ad was meant specifically to encourage young folks to sign up. Which would make sense, since the Obamacare marketplace needs a fair number of young (that is, healthy) people to balance the risk.

The ad is presumably sponsored by you, the taxpayer, via the Health and Human Services Department.

So no God and no Jesus on ESPN, but ObamaCare for all!

After all Barry Hussein is the Reason for the Season! There shall be no false gods before him not even the one worshiped by the overwhelming majority of Americans.





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BOR read a message from ESPN. The replay official had reviewed the play, and decided to overrule the call on the field. They will allow the ad to run. First down for Cardinal Glennon.

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