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World Net Daily Criticizes Neil Patrick Harris’ Super Bowl Promo

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Tuesday Jan 8, 2013

The ultra Christian conservative website World Net Daily is slamming a Super Bowl ad featuring Neil Patrick Harris for apparently "mocking Christians" and pushing "the gay agenda."

In the promo, the out actor is wearing eye black with "Feb. 3, 2013" (the date of Super Bowl XLVII) which references New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, who was thrown into the media spotlight in 2012 for wearing Bible verses in eye black.

"CBS, the television network airing the big game this year, is now using an outspoken homosexual actor to mimic Tim Tebow's style of trumpeting messages in eye black on his face," the WND article reads. "One football fan who watched the CBS promo Sunday made the connection between Harris and Tebow, saying, 'They're pushing a gay agenda by using him, and they're mocking Christians at the same time.'"

The article goes on to say that the "How I Met Your Mother" actor "makes no secret of his homosexuality" because he came out in People magazine in November 2006 and said, "I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love."

WND posted a poll in the article and asked, "Is CBS mocking Tim Tebow and/or Christians in its Super Bowl ads?" and 49 percent said, "Yes, and every effort should be made to boycott CBS and its advertisers" while 16 percent said "Yes, it's more than obvious, and it's totally offensive by CBS." Fourteen percent said, "Yes, in the subtle way TV networks use images to slowly undermine Christianity," and only 2% said "No, the network is just promoting the big game."

This isn't the first time conservative Christians have opposed the big game. Last year, the religious right attacked the 2012 Super Bowl's halftime show because pop sensation and gay icon Madonna performed. While some outlets said the show would "go down in history as the gayest Super Bowl ever," Life Site News, another conservative news site, warned parents of Madonna's "provocative approach to entertainment" and said the singer has "mocked Christian signs and symbols including Christ's crucifixion." The site added that her "music, lifestyle and role-modeling is contrary to traditional family values."

Life Site went on to slam "Cirque du Soleil" and warned that the show's "lesser known sexual-side act" is a "pornographic production," which includes "homosexual tangos and nude sadomasochist bondage routines."

Additionally, gay public service announcements from the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Alliance's "Look Before You Speak" campaign were shown at the 2012 Super Bowl and targeted teens who use the word "gay" derogatorily.

Some Christians may take issue with this year's Super Bowl as well, since Beyoncé, a notable gay icon, is scheduled to perform at the halftime show.


  • , 2013-01-08 13:33:02

    Poor Christians!!!!! They just can’t except the fact, that its not there world anymore!!!!!! The tides are changing. You go NPH, aka Doggie!

  • , 2013-01-08 16:21:54

    Neil Patrick Harris is, first and foremost, an actor and entertainer. This ad publicizes the Super Bowl - I don’t see how Mr. Harris is mocking anything. To say he’s mocking Christianity is more than a long reach - it’s preposterous. What’s next? Maybe the right can complain that bladder control products are advertised on TV and are mocking Christianity - I don’t know - how about the Mountain Dew commercials? They’re probably of the devil, don’t you think? Good grief people!

  • Bob K, 2013-01-08 20:54:15

    Don’t yew see -- usin’ one of them thar queer fellas in a sacred Godly institution like the Super Bowl is jest plane Unamerican. God came to me in a vision, after I drank Moonshine, and told me that the Gay Agenda was going to replace the Constitution and the Bible.

  • , 2013-01-09 07:48:19

    Tim Tebow wears bible verses on his face. Neil Patrick Harris wears ads for football on his face. These seem equal to me. Both pushing agendas of little interest and less value. Whomever feels mocked by such inanity has very thin skin indeed.

  • , 2013-01-09 13:04:30

    I think NPH should post the Super Bowl ad on his butt cheeks. If we’re going to push the gay agenda we might as well make it hot.

  • YesISaidIt!, 2013-01-09 17:21:22

    The election results taught these a$$h@)€£ nothing. We will not be silenced.

  • BlondieSL, 2013-01-14 14:11:25

    BOB!!! YOU ROCK! I think I peed a lil! ;) This whole article just makes me laugh, while shaking my head at the same time. Notice how these religious morons seem to be getting more and more insecure on a daily basis? I’m SHOCKED that they don’t attack NPH for playing a straight guy on the show! OMG... NOT A STRAIGHT! hehehehe Sorry, but the buffoonery of these control freak religious zealots just makes me laugh. They have gone from just plain stupid to totally embarrassing themselves with moronic made-up comments like the above. WOW!

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