May 29, 2015 10:00 pm -


The NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, TN is refusing the ad featuring a gay military veteran.

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld served in Afghanistan and wants to be able to marry his partner. He appears in this ad, from the group Freedom to Marry, lamenting how he’s “fighting a different fight” back home.

Well, they tried to submit that ad to TV station WRCB, but as network president Tom Tolar told BuzzFeed News, “It’s just a very controversial and personal issue, and we just choose to not air a commercial on either side of that debate.”

He says it’s an emotional issue for many and they just want to stay out of it. Ehrenfeld responded, “I believe so strongly in the right to our freedom, and I was disappointed that this is the position of the TV station, that they are not interested in engaging in an important discussion about those freedoms today.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to TV Station Refuses To Air Pro-Gay Marriage Ad Starring U.S. Soldier

  1. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker May 29th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Bigotry always goes down swinging.
    Just like “the south shall rise again” remains the mantra of morons to this day.

    • whatthe46 May 29th, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      and money is their concern. PERIOD!!! fk what’s right.

  2. granpa.usthai May 30th, 2015 at 1:11 am

    well, the people will know for sure if they decide to run GOP ads supporting moral ADULTERY and FORNICATION, won’t they?

    • granpa.usthai May 30th, 2015 at 1:18 am

      BTW –
      SALUTES and THANK YOU for serving in the US ARMED FORCES.

      • whatthe46 May 30th, 2015 at 1:34 am

        beautiful post granpa.usthai. love ya for that!

  3. Chinese Democracy May 30th, 2015 at 1:44 am

    meanwhile in Georgia ..
    This is Georgia’s first pro-gay marriage TV ad

  4. rg9rts May 30th, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I was gonna say Texas…but thumpers are thumpers

    • Suzanne McFly May 30th, 2015 at 8:58 am

      That is what I was assuming at first also, but your right, thumpers are all the same.

  5. Suzanne McFly May 30th, 2015 at 8:57 am

    If we use the rights “logic”, then we could say that this means the tv station does not support the troops.

  6. BigDumbWhiteGuy May 30th, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Shorter Tom Tolar: I have no balls.