It’s never to early start thinking about Christmas! So sayeth UK ecumenical charity Church Ads, an “executive team” of communications officers from England’s various Protestant churches. Why are they promoting X-Mas in fucking June? Well, last year they discovered that the holiday bus shelter market is bought up by October and, goddamn it, they weren’t going to be shut out this year when they aim to put Ultrasound Jesus in the faces of 40 million Brits. The National Secular Society is, surprise, not amused. Says director Terry Sanderson:
“It is an incredible piece of naivety on their part,” said Sanderson. “It gives the impression that it was politically motivated, that they are trying to put across some sort of subliminal message. The image is too specifically associated with pro-lifers to be seen in a benign context. They should go back to angels and cribs.”
Counters John Smeaten of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child:
The advert is saying that Jesus was alive as a person before he was born. They have a halo round his head and you don’t have a halo around the head of a blob of jelly or a cluster of cells. This is not a cluster of cells but a human person and it just happens to be the God man Jesus. It is about the humanity of the unborn.
The posters will be up From December 6th-20th, according to Church Ads. |via: The Guardian|