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Jesus Joins Che Guevara, Genghis Khan and More in Online Investment Ads But it's 'not meant to be offensive'

You wouldn't think Jesus would be too concerned about his investment portfolio these days, but online trading service Kapitall has tapped Him as a spokesman anyway in a campaign featuring…

April 2, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Louisville Billboard Targeting Unhappy Gay People Just Makes Everyone Unhappy Provocative ad from Abba's Delight

Controversial ministry Abba's Delight has put up a billboard in Louisville, Ky., that targets "people of faith who are uncomfortable with their same-sex attractions." Abba's Delight founder Daniel Mingo says the…

February 18, 2014, 3:16 PM EST

Intriguing Ads Tell Young Girls: 'You're Not a Princess' and 'Life's Not a Fairytale' Feminism from an unlikely source

I am impressed. A tiny, all-female Catholic college-prep academy in Kentucky has created a curious ad campaign, via agency Doe-Anderson, that flies in the face of all my assumptions regarding…

November 12, 2013, 9:03 AM EST

Ad Campaign With Tattooed Jesus Gets Lots of Ink, Not All of It Positive Marked by our past: a strained metaphor?

The evangelicals at are drawing predictably polarized responses for billboards around Lubbock, Texas, that show Christ covered in tattoos (reading "outcast," "jealous" and "addicted," among other things) and a…

October 15, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

Creationists Smite Atheists as Billboard Holy War Moves to Times Square Are nonbelievers just 'wrong'?

Creationists have thrown the latest stone in the heated battle to piss off the most number of people with a billboard. "To all our atheist friends: Thank God you're wrong,"…

October 14, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

Jesus Was the 'Original Hipster,' Down to His Grubby Converse Sneakers, Say Church Ads Brooklyn's Catholics are too cool

Every now and then, you get a provocative church ad, like Florida's "Come get hammered" billboard or pretty much anything New Zealand's St. Matthew-in-the-City puts out. Catholic ads are typically…

April 22, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

OMG, Creatives Track God Through Tweets Site collects evidence of higher power all over the U.S.

Ever wondered what God is doing right at this moment? Thanks to social media and the lovely infographics over at, you can spy on His Omniscience and see exactly…

April 9, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

Ask Your Doctor About Unpretentiousil™, a Cure for the Common Hipster Relief from an insidious disorder

Hipster bashing seems so 2008. And yet, done well, it still elicits some latte-soaked, vegan chuckles. Here's a fun faux-mercial that peddles a fake drug called Unpretentiousil, a supposed cure…

February 11, 2013, 9:32 AM EST

Dr Pepper's Evolution Joke on Facebook Riles Up Creationists Clichéd image still has power to offend

So, this happened late last week: Dr Pepper posted a dumb joke on Facebook—a visual parody of the infamous 1965 "March of Progress" evolution illustration, with Dr Pepper playing a…

September 17, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Catholic Church Now Advertising for Priests on Billboards 'Those who give all receive even more'

Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but they know opportunity when they see it. The Roman Catholic diocese of Austria has seized upon Europe's economic crisis as a…

July 26, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT