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Apologize for airing the Focus On The Family commercial

    1. Lauren Duffy
    2. Petition by

      Lauren Duffy

      Wayne Twp, NJ

Focus On The Family is an organization well known for promoting hate against LGBT families. On January 14th, CBS made the unfortunate decision to air a commercial for Focus On The Family during the nationally televised Denver Broncos/New England Patriots NFL game. CBS should apologize to their viewers for this offense and make it clear that they do not support the views of this organization.

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. 300 signatures in under 2 hours

      Lauren Duffy
      Petition Organizer

      In less than 2 hours over 300 people have come together to ask CBS to apologize for making a poor choice. I created this petition because I was shocked to see an ad sponsored by a "pray away the gay" hate group on national television. The ad also had particularly bad timing, as I had just read an article earlier in the day about a gay teen and Trevor Project volunteer who died of suicide earlier this week. I think it would be appropriate for CBS to donate the money received from FOTF for this ad to The Trevor Project, so they can continue their good work in counseling the many LGBT youth out there whose families are not focused on them.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • G. R. Gray STOCKTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Supporting Gay Rights.

      OUTING California Gov. Jerry Brown & 1st Lady Annie Baldwin Gust.

      https://www.change.org/petitions/outing-california-gov-jerry-brown-1st-lady-annie-gust#

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    • Mark Jenkins KEENE, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. I believe that CBS has no other option than to issue a full and  unequivocal apology for their egregious support of Focus on the Family. It is an organization that acts in a manner completely contrary with the Christian faith. In an age when there are so many competing media outlets, one would think that CBS would avoid supporting such evil causes. Viewers are a precious commodity. Try not to lose them.

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    • Andy Duffield EUGENE, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Would ads from the KKK or Nazi groups be allowed? I fail to see the difference between the stand that Focus on the Family has taken against LGBT community and the message of hate that other organizations bring into the public discourse

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    • Karen Duffy SUTTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      My family is offended by this overtly religious message from a group that is committed to hate and homophobia

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    • Robert Duby NASHUA, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      Why show an ad which is all about HATE.

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