Christian Voice are an evangelical christian lobby group which is a bit cross about the atheist bus advert campaign. From their website, Christian Voice…
…is a ministry for those Christians who are fed up with the way things are, who have had enough of secularist politicians imposing wickedness on the rest of us and who are not satisfied with trying to get ‘Christian influence in a secular world’ because they know ‘The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein’ (Psalm 24:1). If you want instead to lift high the Crown Rights of the King of kings, you have found the right place!
From a quick squizz round their website, they don’t appear to share much of my worldview, to put it politely.
They appear to have taken umbrage at the now-nationwide atheist bus campaign , and have reported the adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority, apparently on the slightly weird grounds that the ad breaks the ASA’s guidelines on substantiation and truthfulness. The complainant Stephen Green (who is a member of Christian Voice) says:
There is plenty of evidence for God, from peoples’ personal experience, to the complexity, interdependence, beauty and design of the natural world. But there is scant evidence on the other side, so I think the advertisers are really going to struggle to show their claim is not an exaggeration or inaccurate, as the ASA code puts it.
I for one cannot wait to see what the ASA makes of this claim! Anyway, it would appear to a bit of a tit-for-tat action, since they go on to say:
In an peculiar twist, the ASA is currently investigating an advertorial Christian Voice placed in the New Statesman, after just one complaint that a prediction about teenage infertility could not be substantiated. The Council are due to meet to consider its officials’ recommendation to censure the ad next week.
Actually, you can read the Christian Voice take on their knockback by the ASA on their press release website. Read more about Christian Voice at Wikipedia. In my opinion they are the unacceptable face of religion. My view is that there is no god, based upon a lack of evidence. I dislike the marginalisation of sections of society by groups such as Christian Voice on the basis of a batty book written millennia ago.
For some reason the BBC chose to report on this crackpot.