Weeble (clockworksaint) wrote,
Weeble
clockworksaint

BBC Advert followup

For those who are interested, I got a reply from the BBC:

Dear Mr Wilson

Thank you for your e-mail.

You are quite correct to point out that this advert is not appropriate for
the BBC and I have asked Google to remove it immediately. We are working
closely with Google to ensure that their third party supplied adverts meet
our standards. I'm happy to say that instances such as this are rare and
decreasing. I am very grateful to you for bringing it to our attention.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.

Regards

Liam Boyle
BBC.COM Support Team

---------Original Message-------------

I am on holiday in France. While reading the following
article, I found an advert for homophobic content that I do not believe
to be consistent with the BBC's role. This is the article I was reading:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8162616.stm

In the Google text adverts at the bottom, one was labelled
"Homosexuality at Home / How should christians respond to homosexuality
within the family? ChristianityToday.com/marriage/" and linked to this
page:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/tcw/1997/novdec/7w6046.html?start=2&gclid=CPXO5t2g6ZsCFV8B4wodQWTz6Q

I do not consider saving a fraction on the license fee to be justification
to promote homophobic content like this. I believe that Christians have a
right to believe that homosexuality is sinful, but the BBC has no business
helping them promote that destructive message. I consider this message to
be inconsistent with the BBC's first public purposes of "sustaining
citizenship and civil society".
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