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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

Church Apologizes on Billboard for North Carolina's Anti-Gay Vote Ad rues 'rights and equality' denied

A San Diego church paid $3,000 for a four-week run on a billboard in North Carolina apologizing for that state's recent vote supporting an amendment defining marriage as a union…

June 7, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

South Africa's Ban of Anti-Atheist Ad Is Truly Brainless One complaint dooms billboard

I normally wouldn't side with a church that's using ads to mock unbelievers, but it's hard to understand why the billboard above was banned in South Africa. One complaint—one!—was all…

January 18, 2012, 11:12 AM EST

Focus on the Family Ad Celebrates Tim Tebow's Favorite Bible Verse Kids recite John 3:16

Is it wise to mix religion and football beyond the occasional Hail Mary pass? Focus on the Family has no problem combining the two, and did so again during Saturday's…

January 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

Mary Gets a Positive Pregnancy Test in Church's Christmas Billboard St. Matthews in the City strikes again

Get a load of this billboard from St. Matthews in the City, a progressive Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand. I mean, Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Well, only Mary is…

December 16, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

Lowe's in Facebook Hell as Racist Comments Pile Up Company goes silent after pulling ads from 'All-American Muslim'

Should Lowe's need a crowbar to pull its head out of the sand, it can find one in its own aisles. On Saturday, the home-improvement company posted a note to…

December 13, 2011, 12:48 PM EST

American Atheists Bide Their Time Playing the Grinch This Christmas First billboard is just odd, but wait for the second

O ye of little faith … you've still got something to look forward to this holiday season. Just wait until Monday, when the American Atheists unveil a new billboard near…

December 9, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

Axe's Fallen Angels Banned in South Africa After offending one guy

It's been nine months since we wrote about the Lynx/Axe body spray ad in which horny angels fall from heaven, but it's apparently taken that long for South African regulators…

October 31, 2011, 8:02 AM EDT

Holy Toledo! Ohio Churches in Ad Battle Over God and Gays Back and forth on billboards

OMG, another blasphemous billboard controversy in Ohio! Back in April, the Central United Methodist Church of Toledo put up a message that read, "Being gay is a gift from God."…

September 27, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

Phone Ad With Thumbs-Up Jesus Gets Belated Thumbs-Down And of course, more coverage than ever

The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority has belatedly banned a Phones 4U print ad showing a cartoon Jesus winking and giving the thumbs-up sign. Touting "miraculous" deals on Samsung Android phones,…

September 12, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT