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[caption id="attachment_75829" align="aligncenter" width="640"]espn jesus ad gets green light to air espn jesus ad gets green light to air[/caption]ESPN Back Peddles on Banning Jesus Ad

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network better known by their acronym ESPN has done a 180 on their prior ban of an ad which they deemed too Christian. The ad was promoting the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and mentioned the words Jesus and God.

"At SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the season of giving, bringing hope to the many children, parents, and families that we serve. Our patients are filled with hope as they receive a message each day from the treasure chest beneath our tree of hope. Help us reveal God’s healing presence this Christmas. Send your message of hope at Glennon.org."

Apparently, ESPN found those words unacceptable and decided to prevent the commercial from airing during the Saturday Northern Iowa basketball game on the ES[caption id="attachment_75828" align="aligncenter" width="640"]ESPN Reverses Decision to Reject 'Jesus' Ad (Video) ESPN Reverses Decision to Reject 'Jesus' Ad (Video)
[/caption]PNU channel.

At first, the original ad containing the unacceptable religious terms was pulled and a second version began airing which met ESPN's standards. However, in came the holy indignation of the political right and advertising executives at the popular sports network went running for the tall grass. At some point, someone must have pressed the big red "reset" button that Hillary Clinton used in resetting relations with Russia and the original ad which contained the unacceptable words began airing.

Prominent political pundit Bill O'Reilly accused ESPN of waging a war on Christmas, but also had words for the Catholic organization for not being more courageous in defense of their beliefs. Former GOP VP-nominee Sarah Palin also weighed in and chided ESPN for not understanding the "reason for the season" which that Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of Christ.

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Jason is a native of Calgary but now spends his days on the East Coast in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

Jason has been working part-time for eCanadaNow since 2010.Jason mostly covers sci/tech stories as well as entertainment news.

Prior to his work writing and editing for eCanadaNow, he worked in sales and marketing.

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