LEXINGTON, Ky. â€” Disney-owned ABC has pulled the plug on a church's "God Gives Hope" advertising campaign, saying the message violates its advertising guidelines.
The Assemblies of God had already reserved space on ABC's Super Sign, which towers above Times Square and serves as a backdrop for "Good Morning America."
The Assemblies of God isn't the first Christian denomination to be booted from Big Apple marquees. In 2003, Reuters voided a contract with the 8.2-million-member United Methodist Church, citing its own anti-religious-advertising policy. The Methodists' 30-second ad didn't mention God or Jesus and featured the slogan "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors."...
"The Methodists' 30-second ad didn't mention God or Jesus and featured the slogan "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." ..."
Oh yeah? Where's that kind of open-open-open-Godless philosophy in the Bible? In an odd way, ABC did well to remove the United Methodists' slogan, because it was absent of God and Jesus, but full of open minds....no Gospel there....nothing in that to bring repentance and forgiveness of sins.