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'God Hates Fags' Ad Slogan Unacceptable to CNN

The Log Cabin Republicans, the largest homosexual advocacy group, is irked that CNN will not air an ad because it contains two seconds worth of an image showing anti-homosexual Baptist minister Fred Phelps holding two signs that say "God Hates Fags" while protesting the murder of a gay college student.

CNN says the image is "just inappropriate" and will only air the ad if it is removed from the spot.

The Log Cabin Republicans will not alter the ad claiming, "that image is the whole point of the ad. There's no ad without it. It would be like televising the Super Bowl without showing the fourth quarter."

That hasn't changed CNN's mind. FOX, on the other hand, has been airing the ad locally and nationally this week. While any network is fully within their rights not to air any ad of their choosing, is this really that bad? It happened. The image is part of history and, whether you agree with it or not, it makes the groups point.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (0)     Sep- 1-04  

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