Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2011 / 03:43 am
The Fox Broadcasting Company’s refusal to air a Super Bowl commercial which encouraged the reading of the Bible verse John 3:16 “censored” Jesus Christ while ignoring objectionable material, Media Research Center president L. Brent Bozell III said.
“Any censorship of Christianity is analogous to anti-Christian bigotry,” Bozell commented in a Feb. 7 interview with CNA. “When they refuse to show something as simple and as innocent as this, there’s real bigotry at play. They’d never censor a Muslim and they’d never censor a Jew. But Jesus Christ gets censored. And they can’t deny that.”
“Nothing better illustrates how hopelessly out of touch Fox Entertainment is with reality than this,” he continued. “For Fox Entertainment there was absolutely nothing wrong with airing commercials that openly promoted premarital sex, but they considered it ‘offensive’ to cite the Bible. It absolutely boggles the mind.”
The advertisement, produced by the Birmingham, Alabama-based Fixed Point Foundation, encourages viewers to visit the website LookUp316.com, which gives an Evangelical interpretation of the Bible verse John 3:16.