CBS Bans Atheist Group's Ad Advocating For Separation Of Church And...

CBS has refused to air a 30-second spot featuring Ron Reagan, that asks for viewers to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Ron Reagan recorded a simple 30-second ad for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). In it, the liberal political analyst and son of the former President says he is "an unabashed atheist," and "alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular government."

Reagan asks viewers "to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founding Fathers intended."

The FFRF asked CBS to air the ad on its flagship "60 Minutes" news show, or any CBS TV show.

They refused.

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Thanks for highlighting this as a news item, Ruth!

I've let CBS know what I think. There's contact information and suggestions for messages at the discussion "CBS censoring FFRF".

Wow, what the hell?  I wouldn't have expected any of the main broadcast channels to do something like this.  Most of them tend to be pretty evenhanded, at least on a national scale.

You get plenty of local affiliates in more conservative parts of the country that will pull all sorts of nonsense, of course.

Well, free speech is only for "the right people," dontcha know??

In 2017 these Ron Reagan/FFRF ads are running on several shows, including Rachel Maddow's.

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