British board bans advertisement seen as mocking Christian faith
CWN - September 08, 2011
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad that showed a cartoon image of Jesus giving a gesture of approval for a “miraculous” deal on cell-phone service.
The advertising authority said that the ads for the Phones 4 U service, which aired during Easter, “were mocking and belittling core Christian beliefs.” Although the ads were apparently intended to be jocular, they were offensive and must not be shown again, the board said.
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