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New Zealand: ad council approves image of Pope blessing homosexual couple

Catholic World News - January 09, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority of New Zealand has rejected a complaint against a billboard that features an image of the Pope blessing a same-sex couple.

The Authority acknowledged that some Catholics would be offended by the ad, which was obviously designed to challenge the Church’s teaching on marriage. But the Authority decided that the ad was within the bounds of taste.

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  • Posted by: stpetric - Jan. 09, 2013 6:59 PM ET USA

    I don't know...*I'm* offended. And insulted by the company's CEO when he says, "Obviously it's not our intent to offend people." Of course it's their intent to offend people; why be so provocative otherwise? And yes, I realize that on some level I'm playing into their cynical strategy by taking their bait.

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