Saturday, September 22, 2012
An Appeal to "Persons of Faith"
Okay, this is a campaign commercial, so bring to it as much cynicism as you think that warrants. And it's directed at what's being called "persons of faith." So add as much cynicism as you think that warrants.
And I'm a pretty cynical person. But I liked this commercial.
1) Too many people think "morality" refers exclusively to sexuality. It's a much bigger idea than that, and this commercial acknowledges that.
2) It addresses (obliquely) the American Roman Catholic bishops' "religious freedom" canard, which is simply an attempt to change the subject from their own irresponsible, immoral behavior.