The Christian group argued that stifling debate by banning their advert amounted to discrimination. They pointed in particular to one poster which some Christians found offensive. It is a condom ad, it's for sex. The advertising company that pulled a poster campaign promoting safe gay sex has had a change of heart. The ads feature Michael O'Brien and his partner hugging. Core Issues Trust, the Christian group which was behind the advert intended to run on 24 buses last year, has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.
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Paul Martin, from the group behind the campaign, says the billboard campaign continues. I think whether this is the thin or the thick end of the wedge, people are just tired of everywhere they look something about sex is in our environment. Christian group challenges ban on gay poster campaign. Harry Truman announces the dropping of the atomic bomb, 6th August, Play MP3 of Harry Truman announces the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, Thursday 14 February We sent through our information; they wanted real people and that's exactly what we are. My partner and I have been together for six-and-a-half years; we are engaged, we're hoping to marry when we can and we've just been approved as foster carers and we'll have our own family by the end of the year.
Andrea Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, said: In a statement chief executive Steve McCarthy says "Adshel was made to believe the complaints originated from individual members of the public. The couple on the ad are hugging; one is leaning forward to kiss the others' neck and they're holding a condom. It appears to have made an impact, with Adshel reversing its decision late today. They're both fully clothed but one holds a condom, still in its wrapper. Of course they'll comply with any instruction from the Advertising Standards Bureau but they don't anticipate any such instruction coming. Matt Wordsworth reported this story on Wednesday, June 1,