Posts tagged "uk"

Discount Jesus

Ashley Baxstrom: Jesus saves but maybe he shouldn't sell. At least, not cell phones. And especially not during Easter. The Advertising Standards Authority, which governs media advertising and operates kind of like the UK’s version of the FCC, this month banned a publicity campaign from UK mobile retailer Phones 4 U that ran...

Safe Words

Abby Ohlheiser: All the religious language of the last fortnight's Perry and Ames fest '11 (or should that be '12) made me click on this tweet (despite the parenthetical clue) without thinking for a second that it would be a comment on anything other than something Bachmann or Perry have talked about recently....

Sharia Creeps in England

More than 700 protesters gathered and clashed with riot police in Bradford, England today, the home of a large Pakistani community.  Members of the English Defense League organized the rally to protest "the spread of Islam, Sharia law and Islamic extremism."  You can check out the EDL's American counterpart at their 9-11 photo-clad...

In Support of Mythical Families

David Nolan of Catholics for Choice gives us a run-down of the agenda for the upcoming World Congress of Families Regional Congress, an event to be held during the UK's "National Family Week." You can guess what kind of families organizers and speakers are -- in some cases, literally -- lobbying for. ...