The Saga Continues…
The Rejection of Acceptance!
By Nevin Jefferson
In the world of network and print media it’s planting subliminal messages embedded into the words that make the copy on the pages of newspapers. The nightly news is a precise reading of the news from the teleprompter by the news anchor with their head tilted just right. Mr. And Mrs. John Q. Duped tune in for their daily mind control – complete with brain washing and conditioning. The news stories are twisted out of portion while going for sensationalism like miners went for gold. Criminals are hailed as heroes while the victim’s families, friends, and those who happened to know someone who knew the victim are milked by the media for all of the newsworthy material they can squeeze out of the udder. Victims and survivors who escape a deathly feat tell their all to the media. They should be on their knees giving thanks and praise to God! Books are written, movies are made, and media whores trick the talk show circuit. Only in America can a woman gain fame and misfortune for being a cock sucker. Only in the U.S. of A. can a man become happening and totally rad after his teenage girlfriend shoots his wife. It becomes a corporate thing when a otherwise boring rich businessman becomes the executive idol of the business world when it’s discovered that he’s having an extramarital affair. The mistress becomes a household name and becomes the media diva for screwing somebody else’s man. She forgot about karma being around the corner when she cried to the news camera; when the same man who cheated on his wife with her is now cheating on her with someone new. The world of figure skating landed a quadruple jump into the media that gave perfect scores to the white trash skater and her husband who took out the competition with a tire iron on the knee. The world of the UN-religious wrong rules the airwaves and radio frequency where crack pot hate-monger Evangelists blame world events and tragedies on Gays, Lesbians, women, and those who are pro-choice. In the pulpits, Bastards (they’re not pastors!) of the cult preach the teachings of Satan to their diz-zoid followers who believe it, deem it as the truth, and then tell it in verbatim to others. I love it when one of these dim-wits recite homophobia to me, and then tell me that it’s in the Bible. I ask them, “Where at in the Bible? Show me!”
This knocks them for a loop everything time because they’re going by what someone else told them without reading it for themselves. They’re used to saying this nonsense to people who don’t say anything back on their behalf. Most people ignore them and move on. Not me! I put them to the test by asking them to prove it. This direct and to the point approach while keeping your cool and loving your enemy. Teaching Bible Study really pays off for me during these encounters because I teach them that God is love, then I give them my interpretation of the Bible. In their interpretation of the Bible Gays are a living sin before God and are going to burn in hell! I’m a man of God who’s Gay and has the light of Christ shining upon their darkness is too much for their corrupted minds and hardened hearts to take.
We’re living in the age of big corporations buying out and downsizing for a hefty profits. Companies get a tax credit when they lay off employees and the price of their stock goes up. The irony of it all is that companies are wondering about why the moral of their employees is at an all time low. They have yet to realize that their dirty dealings are degrading and deplorable. Well, when three job positions are trimmed down into one person at entry level pay one might have it in for the “man”. Corporations also own television and radio stations with it becoming quite the big business in projecting negative images stereotypes that Blacks fought against. Nappy hair,clothes hanging off their ass,and using the N-Word is the standard fare acceptable behavior in today’s society. What you see isn’t exactly what you get!
The United Church of Christ has a 30-second commercial entitled “Ejector” that cues into a shot of a Black mother in a church pew, trying to calm a fussing baby. As fellow worshipers become more impatient with the baby someone in the wing pushes an ejector button thus sending mother and baby flying from the pew. A Gay couple, an Arab American, a disabled person using a walker and others get ejected as well. The announcer says, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”
The United Church of Christ has spent 1.5 million on the ad and air time according to Ron Buford, director of the church’s four-year Still Speaking Initiative which touts the denominations policy of inclusion. The Protestant denomination disputes the suggestion that its ad disparages other religions. Church leaders maintain that the ads are merely an attempt to reach out to those, especially GLBT people, who may feel rejected by other denominations. The “Ejector” ad is the third in the series, but not the first to be rejected by networks. The church’s similarly themed “Bouncer” ad in which Gays and other minority groups were prevented from entering a church was also given the thumbs-down by the major broadcast networks and several cable outlets. Blacks in San Francisco and other bigoted cities can relate to this theme since they’re kept from entering bars and social events by a bouncer or security. I saw the ad this morning on CNN after Bootsie (my cat) laid down on the remote control during “The Price Is Right!” I rough housed him as a gesture of thanks for bringing this ad to my attention since I am writing a Saga about it. The Ads are creativity done while making a point in a humorous way and delivering a strong message. Do you think that you’ll see this wonderfully done advertising spot that suggests that the United Church of Christ welcomes people who may not find a friendly reception at other churches on your dial? No, Nada, nil, null and void! CBS, ABC, NBC, CW, FOX, and all of the other networks refused to air it. Why? Because it goes against everything that they’re not! Which is controlling the masses by television shows; to feed their viewing of watching the misery of others. These same Networks air commercial spots about Marijuana being the evil drug that’s destroying the “children”. The little darling are getting a sick high from prescription drugs, designer drugs, and anything else for a sick kick. When I was in high school kids sniffed Dippity-Doo a hair gel from a plastic bag. Believe it or not, some of the sniffers died from the fumes. Let’s not forget about heroin, meth, and crack that are hooking dopers by the thousands.
Marijuana is the pro-drug of choice with over a billion stoned. No one has yet to steal, go wrong, or do anything harmful to others or themselves. It does help with all of the side effects from AIDS/HIV medications and help those with Cancer or other ailments. This is what I’ve been told, since I never smoked pot after high school. The fact that I petitioned for the Medical Marijuana referendum and helped set up two organizations has nothing to do with it. The fact that I was on the news with my friend Margie discussing the pros of pot after the bill passed was just a part of my activism. The ads for the anti-smoking campaign tickles me silly because the ads are sponsored by the tobacco corporations. The Anti-Smokers group are getting money for their cause from the tobacco companies who’re they’re against. If smoking is so wrong, why are they accepting money from the same industry that’s was made from the purchase of cigarettes by fellow proud smokers? Smoking is bad, but the money from their enemy has been really, really, “GOOD” for them. The anti-smoking group sold out on their cause which is why most people don’t pay their ads any attention. Don’t you just love it when networks censor something that they don’t want you to see? Why don’t they censor Tampon ads that air during prime time while you’re eating your dinner? Or ads for yeast infection, bras, exposed bellies of pregnant women, and Viagra for women? Why do they censor ads for condoms but aired a Trojan commercial for women? Why didn’t they censor the ad that showed a man going into the store for Tampons for his woman who sat in the car smiling lovingly about the good deed? In the real world women would be kept waiting and waiting forever for their brother, boyfriend, or husband to return from the store with the product in hand. Me? I always told my mother that the store was out of them and so were the other stores that I went to which is why I was back five hours later. So, what stations are airing the ad throughout April? CNN, A&E, AMC, BET, the Hallmark and History channel, TBS, TNT, E!, Lifetime, and the Aztecs America.
Since Logo is a Gay network think that they’ll be airing this ad of acceptance and tolerance to its GLBT viewers who may be looking for a church where they’ll be welcome? Heck Naw! Logo, which is owned by Viacom and operated by MTV rejected the ad saying that MTV’s policy of standard and practices “does not accept advocacy or religious advertising that appears to disparage any organization, denomination or individual.” This policy applies to all of MTV Network’s channels, which include MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon the company released this in a written statement to the press. However, Gay themed networks Here! and Q Television will air the ad. A Logo spokesman told the Planet Out Network that MTV’s standard’s and practices department does not have a blanket policy of rejection religious ads and noted that it has accepted ads from the United Methodist Church and the Church of the Latter-day Saints as well as an earlier ad from UCC. Shocked? I’m not! Logo is the same station that airs the Black sissy farce of a show called Noah’s Ark. The show is about four Black friends in LA with one of the characters having a relationship with a man who claims to be straight. With AIDS/HIV being an epidemic in the Black community especially with women who’s men are out on the “Low Down”. This isn’t funny, amusing or entertaining! All it’s doing is encouraging the Brothers to continue with their low-down behavior and living a lie. Why didn’t they censor this? Because with Corporate America, it’s all about the money while brain washing their viewers. They control what you see and give you disgusting stereotype images to imitate. Last week, the church launched a letter-writing campaign to urge Logo executives to accepts its latest ad.
“Viacom’s refusal to air this new commercial is an example of an apparent policy that fails to allow for a full range of religious expression in the United States,” the UCC action alert stated. Jeff Lutes, executive director of Soul force was not particularly pleased about this decision and denounced MTV’s policy as a “dangerous double standard about religion in the media.”
“Ads that promote the truth about God’s inclusive love for all people are rejected because they say they might be disparaging to another religion while Christian fundamentalists are free to disparage GLBT people over the airwaves and their outrageous lies go unchecked,” said Lutes.
To this I say, RIGHT ON!
About the Author: My name is Nevin Jefferson,I’m the controversial columnist of “The Saga Continues..”Topics I Write About: HIV/AIDS,Gay issues, Concerns,Bitching and Moaning,Social,Bigotry, Interviews,Spiritual,Politics,and Things In General. I address these issues in a thought provocative,hard hitting, compelling, encouraging, and inspirational style of my own. Which is a true creative genius in writing a tell it like it is column.