The oh-so-controversial ad read: “You Can Be Good Without God.”
Yesterday, Transpo decided they didn’t want to deal with this problem in the future.
The company will no longer allow ads dealing with the following:
- Demeaning or disparaging ads.
- Religious and social issues.
- Alcohol, tobacco and firearms.
- Unlawful goods or services.
- Unlawful conduct.
- Obscenity, nudity or sexual activity.
- Political and electoral speech.
- Implicit and explicit endorsements by Transpo.
- False, misleading or deceptive commercial speech.
- Libelous speech and copyright infringement.
- Disregard for transit safety.
So, on the upside, at least this ad will also be banned.
I’m fine with the new decision. It’s about fairness. If atheist advertising is banned, then religious advertising should be, too. It will be.
(Thanks to Todd for the link!)