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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

Church's 'Come Get Hammered' Billboard Leaves Locals Woozy Follows earlier 'Scumbags welcome' ad

Florida's SNL Church (no relation to the show) put up a billboard on Highway 441 that says "Come get hammered," next to a photo of a wine cup. Some residents…

September 7, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

Muslim Teens Convicted of Spray-Painting Burkas on Half-Naked Ad Models

First, the cops busted NYC's Moustache Man for drawing facial hair on subway ads. Now, London's Burka Boys have been brought to justice for spray-painting the Muslim cloak of modesty…

August 1, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

Australian Christians Not Too Keen on Ads Linking Jesus and Islam

Few could have seen this coming, but an Australian billboard campaign implying Jesus was Muslim has failed in its goal of bringing Christianity and Islam into glorious harmony. Erected in…

July 5, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

Can We Sue the Rapture People for False Advertising?

The world did not end, which raises the obvious question: Can Family Radio, the advertiser that predicted the Rapture on billboards worldwide, be sued to smithereens for false advertising?    …

May 23, 2011, 8:18 AM EDT

Religious Billboards Not Quite Accurate About World's End

Dear Federal Trade Commission, National Advertising Division:     I'm writing to complain about a billboard campaign by an evangelic group asserting that the Apocalypse would arrive on May 21, 2011.…

May 23, 2011, 7:50 AM EDT

5 Videos You Should Watch Before the World Ends Tomorrow

So, it's down to the wire—only a few hours left until Judgment Day tomorrow, when you will almost certainly be skinned and roasted for your accumulated sins over the years.…

May 20, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

Church Criticized for Hosting T-Mobile's Royal Wedding Spoof

Rev. Dr. Martin Dudley, the rector of St. Bartholomew the Great in London, is taking heat for allowing Saatchi & Saatchi to film its Royal Wedding spoof video for T-Mobile…

May 18, 2011, 12:43 PM EDT

Billboards Warn Judgment Day Is Right Around the Corner

An evangelical broadcasting group has reportedly bought thousands of billboards around the world to announce that the apocalypse will happen 10 days from now, on May 21, 2011 (not on…

May 11, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

Holy Water From Mecca Marketed Illegally in the U.K.

A BBC investigation has found that bottled water from a well in Mecca is being covertly marketed to British Muslims, even though it's known to contain dangerous levels of arsenic.…

May 6, 2011, 8:54 AM EDT