Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

Cardinal Glennon ESPN

Jesus Is Problematic

St. Louis Cardinal Glennon Children’s Charity Christmas television commercial was initially rejected by ESPN because it mentioned the birth of Jesus Christ. After a justified public outcry, ESPN did a 180 and agreed to run the spot in its original form. ESPN told Cardinal Glennon representatives that the use of Jesus and God in the spot was problematic. There has been little coverage of this controversy on mainstream media. Google “ESPN Jesus is problematic,” and check it out for yourself.

The TV spot makes an appeal for letters to be sent to children suffering during this Christmas season. And part… Continue reading

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