Fox Rejects John 3:16 Ad

Wow… that’s too bad.

Fox just rejected a Super Bowl commercial that shows a guy looking up the meaning of John 3:16– good commercial by the way. Check it out:

(If you don’t see the embedded video, jump on my blog to see it)

Hmmmmm. How do you feel about this?

According to the Hollywood reporter, the network rejected the spot because it advanced specific beliefs. I guess there are several ways to look at this. First- we might think that’s really unfair. But on the other hand… how would you feel if there were commercials for Buddhism or Hinduism? (Funny side note: I had to ask my son Alec how to spell¬† Buddhism. He spelled it right the first time. I asked him, “How did you know that?” He said, “Well, after seeing that in our school textbooks a million times, I know how to spell Buddhism, Islam, Hindu, etc… but I’ve forgotten how to spell Christianity!”¬† LOL)

(ht to Todd Pearage)

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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4 Responses to Fox Rejects John 3:16 Ad

  1. adam mclane says:

    I thought the concept was cool. It doesn’t surprise me or disappoint me that Fox rejected it.

    My thought, if the church needs commercials to reach people, we’re in bigger trouble than not getting an ad in the Super Bowl.

    Bottom line: We can’t accept cop outs.

  2. Fred says:

    Isn’t it the scientologists that have the forabetterliving.org commercials? Why are they ok? Just a thought. Keep up the great work, Jonathan.

  3. Tom says:

    Commercials for Jehovah’s witnesses, The Latter Day Saints and Scientology never say there is one way to know God. They actually never tell you how you can know God personally. This is what drew fire on the John 3:16 commercial.
    I never buy stuff because for the great commercials I buy products because I have friends who tell me they work. Our faith should never be any different as Adam said. I have never handed someone a track and heard they got saved. I have had the privilege to share what Christ has done in my life and had someone want the same for theirs.

  4. Becky says:

    I believe Budweiser advances a specific belief