Contact: The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC), 866-508-2232
BRISTOL, Conn., Feb. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) is calling all those who oppose Christian bashing and a culture of corporate sponsored blasphemy to be part of a protest outside of ESPN's corporate headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut next Monday, February 11th at noon, across from the McDonald's on West Street.
This rally is in response to the gross mishandling of the incident where Dana Jacobson, the co-anchor of ESPN's program, First Take, made the most inflammatory anti-Christian remarks. At an ESPN corporate sponsored event, honoring two of ESPN's radio personalities, Jacobson said, "F--- Notre Dame, F--- touchdown Jesus, and F--- Jesus." Jacobson was suspended for one week and is back on the air.
"The hypocrisy and double standard are outrageous and unacceptable," said Dr. Gary L. Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "If she had offended other racial or religious groups, Jews or Homosexuals, Jacobson would have been treated much more severely. The slap on the wrist ESPN gave Jacobson sends the message that offending Christians is not as serious as offending other groups."
CADC has uncovered additional evidence showing that ESPN has an unacceptable corporate culture where there is a pattern of sexual profanity and blasphemous speech. (http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=4911) "We will be calling on ESPN to lead the way in creating a corporate culture in America that is not hostile to Christians and people of faith," said Cass.
CADC will be demanding ESPN's corporate leadership to...
1.) Substantially increase their discipline of Dana Jacobson.
2.) Release the tape of the event where Jacobson blasphemed Christ.
3.) Have Jacobson meet with Christian leaders and issue an apology to Christians.
4.) Start a dialogue about the how to change the corporate culture of ESPN to
ensure fair treatment and respect for Christians and people of faith in the
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting the rights of Christians to confidently live their faith. Dr. Gary Cass has degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as Executive Director of the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy.
To schedule an interview with Dr. Gary Cass, contact Sharaya Cass at (866) 508-2232.