Wednesday, December 19, 2007


CHRISTIAN leaders have branded a television commercial depicting the baby Jesus tossing gifts back at the three wise men as tacky and offensive.

The ad for electronic goods retailers Betta Electrical recreates the Christian nativity scene, showing three wise men offering gifts to baby Jesus as he lies in the manger.

The commercial, which has angered Anglican and Catholic leaders, shows Jesus throwing gifts out of the manger as the words "Give a better gift" flash on the TV screen.

Read all of it and see the pic.

The company is quoted as saying "We accept that this could have been seen as offensive, but that was not the intention at all."

Uh-huh. And if you believe that, let's talk about the hotel I want to lease to you. Who is this company kidding? It is blatantly offensive, and any idiot can see that. I suspect an ulterior motive. Would a housewife in Ohio ever have heard of this company if they just ran a normal ad? But now they have gotten a message broadcast around the world on the web. Isn't that what advertising is all about--mass exposure?

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