Christian radio station loses appeal over banned advert
Premier Christian Radio has lost a high court challenge against a ban on an advert seeking information on Christians who feel "marginalised" at work.
The 30-second ad was intended to urge listeners to report their experiences as part of a campaign for "a fairer society".
But on Friday a high court judge ruled that the Radio Advertising Clearance Centre acted lawfully when it banned the ad.
The RACC, which decides whether individual ads meet the radio advertising standards code, said the commercial should not be aired because it was "directed to a political end", and broadcasting it would infringe provisions of the 2003 Communications Act that ban political advertising....
Gil Rugh wrote: Issue number seven is psychology and the Church. Today, anyone who views psychology as incompatible with biblical Christianity is separated from much of Evangelical Christianity and viewed negatively for taking such a strong stand. However, the other side takes just as strong a stand.
A local Christian radio station has taken the Bible teaching program, ‚ÄúSound Words,‚ÄĚ off the air. They have also taken ‚ÄúGrace to You‚ÄĚ with John MacArthur off the air. What was the objection? The stand on psychology. To me it is a biblical issue. Evidently it is a biblical issue from their viewpoint as well-that anyone who opposes the mixing of psychology and the Bible must be removed from the airwaves.‚Ä¶