4th most complained about advert of all time is Christian Party’s “There definitely is a God”

To ‘celebrate’ 50 years of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) they’ve released the top 10 adverts most complained about.

And at number four is:

1,204 people complained on the premise that it was offensive to atheists.

The complaints were not upheld.

The ASA said: ‘Political party ads are out of our remit, but even if it had been in remit we wouldn’t have banned it because it was clearly a statement of opinion, rather than fact.’

The Drum has the full list.

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3 Responses to “4th most complained about advert of all time is Christian Party’s “There definitely is a God””

  1. Peter Kirk Says:

    Perhaps someone would like to come up with a list of the ads least complained about, but anyway banned.

  2. NOREEN SMITH Says:

    I believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and reserve the right to say so. Why should we not be allowed to declare our faith while others declare their political and cultural ideas?

  3. Philip Says:

    This strategy was backed by the Russian Orthodox Church in Britain and funded by an emigre TV producer in answer to a British Humanist Association bus campaign ‘there’s probably no God’. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7875457.stm

    Funny how Christians find it hard to get ‘share of voice’ as they say in advertising!

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