For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
– John 3:16 (King James Version)
This Super Bowl ad was rejected by Fox on grounds that it’s “advancing particular beliefs or practices” on the audience, which is against company policy. While I understand the need to create boundaries and policies to protect its company, I don’t find John 3:16 offensive, even though I completely disagree with it from an ideological standpoint. Perhaps Fox should blur all religious rituals performed by the players on the field out of concern that they are advancing particular beliefs on others? Maybe as an Orthodox Jew I have become numb to all the Christian innuendo inherent in our culture.
And by the way, any time you mention the word “God” you are advancing your beliefs on others.
What do you think?