Sunday, 22 April 2012

London LGBT Ads Spark Christian Ad Offensive

UK based LGBT charity Stonewall. commissioned an Ad campaign on 1000 London Buses featuring the Stonewall slogan "Some people are gay. Get over it".

However UK based conservative Christian organisation Anglican Mainstrream decided that they would do a similiar campaign implying that homosexuality is something that can be overcome - basically going at Stonewall's jugular.

See the ad after the jump:

The rival ad sparked controversy and the campaign was blocked after an intervention by London Mayor Boris Johnson. He said in a statement:

“London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance. It is clearly offensive to suggest that being gay is an illness that someone recovers from and I am not prepared to have that suggestion driven around London on our buses.”

I think that it is good to see that gay issues are carrying weight in the political psyche and that organisations at the forefront of communicating their standpoints are being heard by the powers that be.

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