A new contest that allows people to judge the most repulsive and offensive ads PETA puts out might amuse members of Nashville’s Cornerstone Church.
As FOX News reported last year, PETA, short for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, blasted church officials for using wild animals in one of its sermons.
This week PETAKillsAnimals.com launched a new contest where people get to vote on the dumbest PETA marketing campaign.
“Participants have a chance to win a 12-month subscription to a meat delivery service,” according to a press release the group put out.
“Since its conception, the animal liberation group PETA has run countless marketing campaigns designed to shock and repulse the public. Among others, our contest highlights PETA’s controversial comparison of Holocaust victims and chickens as well as PETA’s recent, widely ridiculed attempt to change common idioms such as ‘bring home the bacon.’”
People who vote can choose ads that trivialize the holocaust or make light of sexual violence, the group said.
“There are 10 campaigns to choose from in the contest going back decades. PETA’s campaigns include tasteless Holocaust comparisons, attempting to rebrand fish as ‘sea kittens,’ and PETA’s recent headline-grabbing criticism of common idioms,” according to PETAKillsAnimals.com
As FOX News reported, Cornerstone Nashville church officials used a cougar, lion, mountain lion, a ram and miniature ponies in a sermon about going back to school.
“In the sermon, senior Pastor Galen Davis compared a lion and mountain lion to each other and used them to demonstrate the differences between fear and faith. The mountain lion, Davis explained, isn’t considered to be a big cat because it cannot roar; instead, he said, it screams,” FOX News reported.
Pastors told WSMV-TV they received threats after images and videos of the sermon circulated online.
At the time, PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien said the organization’s Christian outreach division “is encouraging Cornerstone Nashville to serve the meek by pledging never to exploit vulnerable animals ever again,” the network reported.
“Using animals as living props is no way to honor the Christian message of compassion and mercy for all members of creation,” O’Brien said in a statement.
Cornerstone officials did not return The Tennessee Star’s request for comment this week.
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