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Pro-Family ad by Focus on the Family

I got an email alert about this. Rather than try to restate or summarize, I’ll just quote from the email:

This Focus on the Family ad, believe it or not, has been yanked off the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) website for one simple reason: Focus on the Family supports natural marriage, believing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

The NCAA, who apparently believes only in selective diversity – “Christians need not apply” – has censored this ad after homosexual activists complained.

Look at the message again. By scrubbing this ad, is the NCAA saying we want our sons to grow up knowing how to do the wrong thing? With the number of NCAA athletes who get in trouble with the law every week, you’d think the NCAA would enthusiastically support a message which urges fathers to be great role models for their sons and athletes-to-be.

Are NCAA officials saying that they celebrate divorce rather than intact families? That they celebrate death instead of life? That they don’t want fathers to be involved with their sons? What is remotely objectionable about the message in this ad?

NCAA officials even went so far as to say that even if the message was okay, they’d have to spike it because of the messenger.

In other words, the NCAA is telling America that it has no room in its view of diversity for voices of faith and family.”

Take Action

You can email the NCAA’s “Office of Diversity and Inclusion” to let them know that you oppose its lack of diversity and its exclusion of people of faith.

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Comments
  1. Jay says:

    Typical squeak that gets the grease and the pansies that give in to them. It’s their intense fear of alienation and the way these bs fringe groups play them like a fiddle that does everyone a disservice.

  2. Todd says:

    A valiant effort by Focus on the Family to produce the ad, but they had to know that the pagan, humanistic, anti-Christian culture of the bastions of higher learning in our nation would never let it see the light of day. Christ told us, “They will hate you, because they hate me.”

    Yet another reason to avoid secular colleges and universities if at all possible. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.”

  3. sirrahc says:

    Hey, Todd! Glad you could join us, and thanks for your comments.

    On the one hand, this isn’t even an overtly Christian ad. But, of course, FotF is a Christian organization and it’s their objection to same-sex marriage — which is not necessarily a religious objection — that got the activists in a huff.

    It’s possible that FotF knew that they were taking a risk but decided the publicity would be worth it to get people riled up about the de facto censorship.

    I wonder what NCAA committee made the decision and who are on the committee. Were the people who initially approved the ad the same ones who caved in and removed it? Hmm.

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