New Zealand Ad: Pope Blesses Gay Couple

In the New Zealand Herald: A billboard depicting Pope Benedict XVI blessing the marriage of a male couple is unlikely to cause widespread offence, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The authority dismissed complaints against the Powershop billboard by four complainants. The four-and-a-half storey billboard was part of a campaign by Powershop, with the slogan “Same…

Blasphemous Anglican Billboard Slashed

Remember this  controversial advertising campaign depicting a shocked Mary holding a positive pregnancy test? Well, protesters have managed to rip it: A couple of hundred protesters are outside an Auckland Anglican  church calling for a controversial Christmas billboard to be taken down. The group, which began gathering at 11am, were praying the Rosary and  said the…

Virgin Mary’s Positive Pregnancy Test

Church launches controversial advert campaign in time for Christmas. A controversial New Zealand church has rolled out a publicity stunt in time for Christmas – with a billboard showing the Virgin Mary holding a positive pregnancy test. Auckland’s St Matthews in the City Church launched its festive advertising campaign to ‘avoid the sentimental and trite’…