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Thursday, April 17, 2003
Advertisers and religious sensibilities
A warning published today says that advertisers should beware of offending religious sensibilities. The Committee of Advertising Practice, which regulates non-broadcasting media, says
Advertisers are being warned against posters which may offend religious susceptibilities, particularly when sited near churches, synagogues and mosques.Currently, this warning has no legal significance but I would guess that it is only a matter of time before it is given more teeth. Our legislators have been falling over backwards in pandering to 'religious sensibilities' of all types.
I have to say that I am never in the slightest offended by attacks on the True Faith. My sensibilities are far more offended when institutions listen to the complaints they get from purveyors of and believers in claptrap.
Read the whole article here.
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