Skip to comments.The Lord's Prayer advert banned before 'Star Wars' in the UK
Posted on 11/27/2015 7:01:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The new "Star Wars" film opens next month -- but the Force won't be with the Lord.
In a snub to the Church of England, an advert that was planned to coincide with the new film "The Force Awakens," has been rejected by most UK cinemas due to fears it could be offensive.
Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the company that supplies advertising to Britain's main movie houses, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, made the decision after reviewing its policy on political and religious adverts.
The minute-long video features the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and other Christians reciting the Lord's Prayer. The Church of England said it planned the advert to be shown before the "Star Wars" film because it is "a multi-generational cultural event."
The Church of England is now considering taking legal action.
Arun Arora, director of communications for the Church of England, told CNN: "I am shocked by this wrong decision.
"We worked with DCM from the beginning. We said: 'We are religious, we are the Church of England. Is there a problem with that?'"
"They said, 'no that's fine.' They were very happy and welcoming and even offered us a 50% discount on the price of advertising slots."
The decision changed, according to Arora, after DCM reviewed complaints about adverts during the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014. After this review, the board decided to ban not just political, but also religious adverts from their cinemas, the Church of England claim.
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They should all sing “God Save the Queen who allowed a Muslim invasion force to destoy our culture and rape our children without saying a word”.
I got a $20 bill that say they shut up if they were reciting the Shahada, there would NOT BE A SINGLE WORD SPOKEN...
It was a stupid idea anyway.
how is this any different than the google/apple ads in theaters pushing freakshow social agenda images?
It is not an offensive ad, it is just an people praying.
RE: It was a stupid idea anyway.
Let’s watch the video and maybe you can explain to us what’s stupid about that ( from the official Church of England ):
Maybe you can explain where the stupidity in the video lies.
No idea how the British monarchy works, do ya?.
Not stupid, ill-conceived yes.
Periodically, I think about our freedom, and how we’ve wasted it. Imagine if churches put salvation messages on bulletin boards for the last 100 years.
Get the "picture"?
I'm all in favor of Christian witness, but this is not the way to do it.
Yes, I stand corrected. Ill-conceived is a better choice of words. I retract “stupid”.
LOL, I retract mine.
Naive is probably a better word.
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