BHA Campaign Ads for the Census deemed too offensive!! 1


The New Humanist reports today that its posters have been rejected for display in railway stations!!

Why? Apparently for the following two reasons

  • the use of the phrase ‘for God’s sake’ would cause widespread and serious offence
  • they also did not wish to take adverts relating to religion

However, given that the phrase “for God’s Sake” is not really offensive to anybody and the fact that posters with bible-quotes or Alpha courses are common enough, you don’t need to be psychic to work out that the real reason here is that they have a decision maker who is a bit of a religious fruitcake working for the ad company.

As for this “highly offensive” poster, well why not judge it yourself, here it is …

So there you go, and are you offended? Nope, I can’t even see the chap from the Clapton Omnibus writing to the Times about it. All this poster does is to tell you to tick the “No Religion” box on the census form if you are already not religious, its not even encouraging believers to stop being so silly and cease thinking that they have an imaginary friend who is real.

 


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  • HaggisForBrains

    “I can’t even see the chap from the Clapton Omnibus writing to the Times about it.”

    Would that be the one responsible for the famous “Eric Clapton is God” graffito? I hope you’re not suggesting that we enter our religion as “Claptonian”. Then of course there is the electric/acoustic schism to take into account. Best to keep it simple and tick “No Religion” ;-).