OFFENSIVE AD WITHDRAWN

October 11, 1996 by  
Filed under Catalyst Online, Features

In the July-August Catalyst we reported that the Columbus Dispatch apologized for an by WBNS TV that offended Catholics. We also said that we had not heard from WBNS. Well, now we have, and we are delighted with the response.

The ad featured a picture of a woman with her hands folded in a prayer-like fashion, draped over rosary beads. Surrounding the picture was a statement that charged the Catholic Church with discriminating against women. Paul Dughi, the New Manager at WBNS, had the courage to admit that the ad “crossed the line.” More important, he said that the ad has been discontinued.


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Written by Bill