Christian Coalition Heading Back To Bristol For Round Two

Monday, February 11, 2008

If you're in or around Bristol, Connecticut around noon today be sure to stop by ESPN HQ for yet another protest from the Christian Coalition. It's not like before when Dana Jacobson's F-Jesus was just the topic. They are gathering to protest Chris Berman's use of the Lord's name in vain during one of the clips that has gone up in the past week. Seriously.

The coalition is concerned there exists at ESPN a "lack of sensitivity to persons of faith and a culture of religious intolerance." To support this position view the link listed below showing ESPN anchor Chris Berman using the term "Jesus" and "Goddamn" in the workplace.

The Christian Defense Coalition will be calling on ESPN to take three positive steps toward building a culture of religious tolerance in their workplace:

*Discipline or terminate any employee that uses religiously intolerant and hateful language such as "Goddamn" or the negative use of "Jesus Christ" in the workplace.

*Sponsor a workplace seminar and dialogue on religious tolerance and discrimination in the workplace. ESPN has held similar seminars on race and gender but never on religion.

*Host a discussion on one of their programs featuring the topic of the offensive use of "Goddamn" and "Jesus Christ" within the sports world.
Well then. I'm not going to tell anyone what's right and wrong, and I guess they have the right to protest whatever they want, but I'd personally be more worried that someone from the Christian Coalition is reading With Leather everyday.

If anyone wants to give me a report later this afternoon I'd love to see what went down.

Demonstration in Front of ESPN Monday -- Christian Group Calls on ESPN to End Religious Intolerance in the Workplace (Christian Newswire)
Christians Set To Protest ESPN (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:55 AM


someone has too much time on their hands

Anonymous said...
Feb 11, 2008, 10:31:00 AM  

ESPN needs to handle this professionally. They need to tell the protesters to go sit the fuck down with that shit.

Respectfully of course...

Amaysing1 said...
Feb 11, 2008, 10:40:00 AM  

Wasn't that tirade off air? How can that be ESPN's problem?

Anonymous said...
Feb 11, 2008, 10:44:00 AM  

seriously, get a life and give it up. Look i'm saying jesus right now so come picket my dorm room. jesus. jesus. This is almost as bad as PETA.

mike said...
Feb 11, 2008, 11:06:00 AM  

Wasn't that tirade off air? How can that be ESPN's problem?

So wasnt Jacobson's tirade. Your point being?

Chris Bermans drug smuggler said...
Feb 11, 2008, 12:18:00 PM  

Drug Smug:

The point is, how can they prosecute what people say "off the clock", so to speak? Jacobson I can understand, because she was at an event easily associated with ESPN. Berman inbetween takes, though? That's bullshit, plain and simple.

Corbin said...
Feb 11, 2008, 12:23:00 PM  

They basically want ESPN to change its workplace policies, not its "on-air" or "off-air" policies.

Which I think is total bullshit. But whatever.

Anonymous said...
Feb 11, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

Oy. You want to see religious intolerance, head over to Iran.

It always amuses me to hear Christians complain about persecution in the U.S. They're only, what, 90% of the population? It's not impossible for a majority that large to be persecuted, but it's damn hard.

Not everyone is Christian. Deal with it.

SpartanDan said...
Feb 11, 2008, 6:44:00 PM  

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