An Atlanta anchorwoman has defended a gay-inclusive Coca-Cola ad which premiered during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Social conservatives attacked the ad after its debut.

Their outrage, however, was not targeted at the ad's inclusion of a gay family, but rather Coke's use of immigrants singing America's praises in foreign languages.

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Glenn Beck declared that the ad was “an in your face” effort to “divide people” and Fox News' Todd Starnes tweeted that “Coca Cola is the official soft drink of illegals crossing the border.”

“Coca-Cola has always been about inclusion,” Brenda Wood told viewers of her Last Word segment on WXIA. “But the fact that people are outraged over this ad is outrageous itself. People indignant that others would have the audacity to sing America the Beautiful in a language other than English when America was built on opening its arms to the world?”

“Have we forgotten that every one of us 'Americans' – except for Native Americans – are descendants of foreigners? That the English language is from England?” she rhetorically asked.

“How dare there be indignation over the very thing that makes us great. What's so sacrosanct about this song that it can't be sung in other languages by other ethnicities, by those of diverse religions and diverse lifestyles?”

Wood reminded viewers that Katharine Lee Bates was gay.

“A relevant question considering the words of America the Beautiful were penned by a gay woman, Katharine Lee Bates, in 1895, an English professor at Wellesley who also wrote lovingly of her longtime committed relationship with another woman.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)