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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Rolling Stone Refuses Ad for Bible

I found this item from CNN very saddening

Rolling Stone magazine declined to run an advertisement for a new translation of the Bible aimed at young people, the nation's largest bible publisher [Zondervan]said Wednesday. .... On Tuesday, USA today quoted Kent Brownridge, general manager of Wenner Media publisher of Rolling Stone], as saying his staff first saw the ad copy last week, and "we are not in the business of publishing advertising for religious messages." [emphasis added]

Personally, I would have thought that Wenner Media was in the business of making money. While I wholeheartedly support the notion that a business can pick and choose which advertisers they wish to allow into their publication, I reserve the right to have an opinion on their decision, and this is a bad one.

It's not like it's an advertisement for the KKK. Then again, perhaps in Wenner Media's view, an ad for a bible might indeed be on the same level as an advertisement for the Klan.

Sad. Simply sad.