Monday, December 16, 2013

ESPN Reverses Decision to Reject 'Birth of Jesus' Ad

ESPN has changed its mind and has decided to allow a St. Louis Children’s Medical Center to air an ad referencing “the birth of Jesus” and “God’s healing message.”

In an email to, Josh Krulewitz, VP of ESPN Communications says, “We have again reviewed the ads submitted for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and have concluded that we will accept the original requested commercial.”

“It will run in Saturday’s VCU at Northern Iowa basketball game on ESPNU.  This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review of all ads under our commercial advocacy standards.”

As previously reported, the ad had been initially rejected.

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital says the commercial was rejected by ESPN because it references “the birth of Jesus” and “God’s healing message.”



Anonymous said...

ESPN is a leftist organization, therefore very hostile and bigoted towards even benign expressions of faith, even in violation of the CRA.

Anonymous said...

Children's Hospital invoking God and Jesus during the Christmas season to help children in need = BAD
Athlete's invoking God and Jesus after making a great play = GOOD
ESPN (80% owned by Disney) = hypocrites

Anonymous said...

"This decision is consistent with our practice of individual review..."

That's code for, we can't take the heat for the very stupid decision we made.

Luke Warm said...

ESPN deals with reality, not mysticism.

Anonymous said...

Luke, in fact ESPN does NOT deal with reality, since that reality is the viewers they will lose by making bone-headed decisions like this. But, then again, atheists, like liberals, don't care how many casualties, including children, they leave behind on their way to the alter of securalism.

Anonymous said...

Reality as in millionaire playboy athletes who have nothing in common with the fans? Right, ESPN deals with "reality".

Anonymous said...

3:39 - yep much like the Catholic organizations that threatened to withdraw from "charitable" activities if the law didn't allow promotion within them of catholic/christian doctrines.

Luke Warm said...

"Right, ESPN deals with "reality"."

Sports and ESPN is big business. Are you anti-business, comrade?