I never got around to writing about it, but it seems the Catholic Church in Lithuania got all bent out of shape over a beer ad by the folks at Kalnapilio-Tauro Grupe that used an image of Jesus with a pair of headphones on to promote a contest where you could win some free music:
“Many believers are hurt and outraged that the Saviour’s image… was used for advertising beer,” said Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius in a statement.
“The use of Catholic symbols for commercial purposes and especially for advertising alcoholic beverages is absolutely unjustifiable,” added Tamkevicius, who is chairman of the Lithuanian bishops’ conference.
Yeah, yeah, boo-fucking-hoo. Anyway, today the folks over at FARK.com decided to hold a Photoshop contest of other ads that shouldn’t have Jesus in them. This is one of my favorites:
Credit to Farker vlad9.
And it’s not half as bad as the Coca-Cola/Elton John ad, which, if you laugh at it, is probably a first class ticket to hell all by itself. Needless to say, I laughed my ass off at it.