Cinemas refuse to show Church of England advert featuring Lord’s Prayer | The Guardian

You must check this out – watch the ‘Just Pray’ video and then read the articles on the BBC and Guardian websites – and find out why it’s being banned as an advert in British cinemas at Christmas, links given below…..

The irony of a prayer that Jesus taught us being banned as we prepare to celebrate his birth…

The Church of England says it is “disappointed and bewildered” by the refusal of leading UK cinemas to show an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer.

Source: Lord’s Prayer cinema ad snub ‘bewilders’ Church of England – BBC News

Church of England says it is bewildered by leading chains’ stance on advert that was intended to play before new Star Wars film

Source: Cinemas refuse to show Church of England advert featuring Lord’s Prayer | World news | The Guardian

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One Response to Cinemas refuse to show Church of England advert featuring Lord’s Prayer | The Guardian

  1. Craig says:

    Catherine, I must say that I agree with this decision. The UK and her commonwealth is a very multicultural place, comprising a great many religions. The Lord’s Prayer would surely give offence to a great many non-Christians – not to mention atheists. We need to be sensitive to the fact that to many, Christmas has become a purely secular event, and to those of other faith it has no significance at all. Ideally, all religions should be given equal airtime. This is surely a logistical impossibility. I firmly support keeping religion off the secular air, but that just means we should celebrate it all the more noisily and welcomingly. Advertising is a tacky way to spread the Word anyway.

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