Tennessee Church Recently Blasted by PETA Might Consider New Contest Lampooning the Group

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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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Cornerstone Church” by PETA. 













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4 Thoughts to “Tennessee Church Recently Blasted by PETA Might Consider New Contest Lampooning the Group”

  1. Colonel Sanders

    I can’t tell the difference between ISIS and PETA.

  2. LucyP

    The front group behind this represents the meat industry, and has long tried to smear PETA and other animal protection groups in an attempt to distract from the real issues. See http://www.petakillsanimalsscam.com/. Unlike the industries this group represents–which kill animals painfully, so they can make money by selling their flesh–PETA is a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities because euthanizing them would make their “numbers” look bad). Please watch this short video to see some of the animals PETA has helped in its community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG0sh6rpC14.

    1. Horatio Bunce

      No thanks. PETA proved to me they are liars and mislead with their videos in the early 2000’s after they recycled alleged chicken house video for an anti-KFC campaign that was the exact same video from their “Murder King” campaign years earlier (with the time and date stamp cropped off to hide their deception).

    2. Angelito

      PETA is a collection of leftist kooks who care little about wildlife.