Ben Stein and Comcast. Let's Organize!

This is a letter I sent to Comcast internet and Cable provider today.

Dear Comcast,


My name is Jason Andrews and I have been a Comcast customer for many years. I know several of your technicians here in our city who have always been friendly and effective in seeing to our needs when they have arisen, though that has been infrequently. Because your company has been so reliable and our service good, we have been pleased to make recommendations to others for your services. I made a call today to pay my internet bill and was rather surprised to hear Mr. Ben Stein’s voice speaking for your company.

I know Mr. Stein has minor celebrity status for his commercials and dry wit, that is indeed appealing to some, but Mr. Stein is passionately devoted to a fanatical religious ideology which he speaks about often in his off time. He has promoted his creationist views on many platforms, using his aforementioned celebrity status to push these beliefs at debates, non-secular religious events, and even a movie speaking against well founded scientific principles because of his particular religious views.

Being that he is a spokesperson, and I diametrically opposed to Mr. Steins’ beliefs, I have spoken with my family and decided to write this e-mail to request from your company that you no longer support Mr. Stein as a spokesperson. To think that our money, spent for a service, goes to Ben Stein’s pocket in any way is an affront to all we hold dear. It is my hope that this complaint and request is seriously considered and responded to personally, (a courtesy that would fall in line with the excellent service I have come to expect) one way or the other. I do understand that it is not possible for your company, who has made an investment in Mr. Stein, to pull that investment based off of one e-mail, so I shall endeavor to show you just how many people I’ve spoken to on websites and blogs by encouraging them to contact you also. We like your service, Comcast, and I don’t want to have to change because of something like who your company uses as spokesperson.


Thank you for your time,

Jason Andrews


Ben Stein is a Huge Creationist. This actor, whose persona is often depicted of dry, non-emotional intellectual is anything but. Ben Stein is fanatical and is stirring up cases for teachers who don't "believe" in Evolution and don't want to teach it, listing them as victims who have their freedom of speech impaired.

I ask that anyone here that uses Comcast to send a letter to them at:

customer_care@cable.comcast.com

Let's give them a sign from our community that we don't want nor appreciate Ben Stein's fanaticism, or their endorsement of it.

Thanks!

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Comment by Paula T. on November 2, 2010 at 9:07am
Great letter, Jason! I am a Comcast customer (phone, cable, & Internet - the ONLY provider in my neighborhood) and will follow your example and type out a letter to them. I don't find their current advertisements with Shaq and Ben Stein all that appealing to begin with, but knowing where Ben Stein stands on the idea of creation is troubling. Please share any reply that you receive!
Comment by Jordan on January 20, 2010 at 8:08pm
In case your need some more encouragement to contact Comcast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yzgBj8deKE
Comment by Johnny on January 20, 2010 at 4:14pm
make sure to post the response you get from them

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