Canadian viewers got an earful when CTV ran an ad advocating gay change.
The 30-second spot featured a man confessing his own queer conversion:
You hear a lot about gay rights, gay marriage and the gay lifestyle being taught in our public schools for children, but what many people donâ€™t realize, and seldom hear, is that many homosexuals donâ€™t want to be homosexual. What many who are struggling with homosexuality donâ€™t realize, and seldom hear, is that they can change. I should know – for 13 years, I used to be one.
It didn’t take long for irate activists to take to Facebook and launch a campaign against the commercial. And, as you can tell from the headline, it worked.
CTV spokesman Scott Henderson also insists he and his colleagues weren’t feeling the commercial either: It was something that was taken very seriously at the highest levels of CTV. It’s completely against all of our own codes.”