NCAA squashes pro-family message - the censorship of Christians continues
Let the NCAA know that you oppose its lack of diversity and its exclusion of people of faith.
March 1, 2010
The ad features a father holding his young son and saying, "All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing."
The tag line: "Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life."
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.
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.
- NCAA nixes family ad, Focus 'befuddled' - onenewsnow.com
- NCAA Pulls the Plug on Focus Ad After Protest - citizenlink.org