Church ad banned for touting miracle cures

Oil

An ad for the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in England has been reported to (who else?) the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that the church's holy anointing oil managed to pull a child out of a coma. The British Humanist Association, a fun bunch if ever there was one, specifically frowned upon the ad's testimonial and ratted the church out to the ASA, who ended up banning the ad because they felt it would "discourage seriously ill people from getting medical treatment." I wonder if they could retroactively levy the same ban on Lorenzo's Oil. God, that movie sucked.

—Posted by David Kiefaber