Since the 1970s it has been a common site to see a fan sitting directly behind the goal posts holding up a John 3:16 sign during field goal attempts. I remember as a kid seeing a man with a rainbow colored wig holding up one of these signs.
Tim Tebow, the former University of Florida Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and current Denver Broncos quarterback, routinely had a bible verse written on his eye black patches. Often times this Bible verse was John 3:16.
So obviously a Super Bowl commercial that briefly mentions John 3:16 wouldn’t receive a second thought when being reviewed by Fox for inappropriate content. In a common sense world that would be true, but this week Fox threw common sense out the window and decided that an extremely benign John 3:16 ad created for The Fixed Point Foundation was just to controversial and offensive for the Super Bowl.
Excuse me?! Did someone on the review board fall asleep when the GoDaddy.com commercials were previewed?
When I first heard about the John 3:16 ad being rejected I was mad. When I actually saw the ad, I was outraged.
Watch the ad below and let me know what you think.