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Jesus isn't just all right

The Advertising Standards Authority, a British government watchdog panel that governs media advertising, said phone ads depicting Jesus can't be used because they mock Christian values.

The publicity campaign for Phones 4 U, which appeared in the British media last spring, depicted an image of Jesus under the slogan "Miraculous deals on Samsung Galaxy Android phones."

The panel ruled: "Their depiction of Jesus winking and holding a thumbs-up sign, with the text 'miraculous' deals during Easter ... gave the impression that they were mocking and belittling core Christian beliefs."


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