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Date: 04/09/08 08:30 AM

52 Responses to The Catholic Church Banned This Commercial

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2008 at 7:03 am
    Link: The Catholic Church Banned This Commercial - If I was the Pope, I`d allow this commercial--at least it would show that I had a sense of humor.
  2. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 8:34 am
    Huh? Why would they bann this? I don`t see anything offensive about it...
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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 8:35 am
    Did he also ban all Pope bobble heads?
  4. Profile photo of zaman243
    zaman243 Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2008 at 8:39 am
    Well first of all they don`t have a sense of humor.
    And second even if they did have a sense of humor it`s not very funny.
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 8:40 am
    haha i want a pope bobble head, to flick when i`m annoyed
  6. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
    486 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 8:47 am
    Yeah... it`s not that funny. It`s not a great persuasive method either. But why would they ban it?
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    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
    180 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 8:52 am
    Hahahaa :)



  8. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    April 9, 2008 at 9:00 am
    Avoid the unholy traffic! Take the metro!
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    runeguy37 Male 13-17
    121 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:19 am
    I think they banned it for low production quality.

    Also on an unrelated note... why is it a bobble head of a cardinal instead of the pope. Cardinals wear red, the pope wears white.

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 9:36 am
    ????? ok :P
  11. Profile photo of Garyistheman
    Garyistheman Male 18-29
    35 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:42 am
    Its probably not offensive, I`m Catholic and I do Advertisement, Its just a really boring ad. There were probably altercations
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    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    731 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:46 am
    I`m not sure why that was banned...

    *gasp* I`m Catholic! Am I in trouble?

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    staberind Female 18-29
    731 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:59 am
    there were not enough burning heathens, or monster trucks.
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    sniugnep Female 13-17
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    April 9, 2008 at 10:10 am
    Most of it wasn`t funny, but lol at the pope coming up the escalator bit.
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    January16 Female 13-17
    233 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 10:15 am
    lol at unholy traffic.
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    REBELComx Male 18-29
    477 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 10:17 am
    If EVERYONE on the car had started singing in Latin...that would have been a riot. Loved the escalator and the "unholy traffic"
    "Mmmmm Sacrelicious..."
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 10:23 am
    Hearing this makes me dislike Catholics more. (And yes yes wah wah I know you`re not all the same or whatever. And if anyone still feels the need to reiterate that point, I will continue my dislike of Catholics and bump it up another notch.)
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    darthgoof Male 13-17
    18 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 10:37 am
    well that was a stupid commercial anyway. i dunno why theyd ban it though...
  19. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 11:07 am
    Who said it was banned by the Catholic Church? I can`t find any reference online to this `ban` at all? Fancylad, what`s the source?
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    TGPZarquon Male 30-39
    166 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 11:12 am
    Fake - that`s way too long to be a commercial spot, and the production values are far too low.

    And what do you mean "Banned by the Catholic Church"? How does the catholic church "ban" something on TV?

    Let`s have some source reference, I-A-B, before jumping to conclusions. Where, exactly, did you get this commercial from, and why do you think it`s "banned"? (And that goes double for all of you idiotic Catholic-bashing commenters.)

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    Cynic8387 Male 18-29
    170 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 11:34 am
    This was banned? Why? I don`t get it.
  22. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    Foolish church... banning its own promotional ads.
  23. Profile photo of anGiE_O_o
    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
    488 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    this video makes none

  24. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm
    Grazieeeee al cielo per Meeeeetrooooo.
  25. Profile photo of beeheehee
    beeheehee Male 13-17
    61 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    When did the damn christian church start banning commercials?
  26. Profile photo of moquanman
    moquanman Male 18-29
    136 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    I found an article that better explains things for those interested.

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    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    hurray for having blakcat disliking me even though she don`t know anything about me lol. I honestly don`t know what I am any more. I go to youth group at a catholic church, don`t go to mass, but have bible study every Sunday with a Jahova`s witness.
  28. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    LOL @ the bobble-headed Pope thing.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm
    How DARE they mock the MOST HOLY POPE! YOU WILL BURN IN ETERNAL TORMENT (despite nobody knowing if it`s real or not)!
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    thanatos16 Male 18-29
    291 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    DC metro! ... i miss d.c.... :(
  31. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4225 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    Whty ban it? WHY BAN IT? "Unfit attire." Say wha? Come on...
  32. Profile photo of Pyrophyte
    Pyrophyte Male 13-17
    30 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    Fancylad, you ARE the Pope
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
    534 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Lol, catholics.
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    dougsimpson Male 18-29
    230 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    How did the Catholic Church ban this? What media outlets does the Church control? I always thought that it was the Jews who controlled the media! (Just kidding.) If this is a real commercial it should be banned because it is slow and not funny.
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    Jazzeh Female 13-17
    464 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 4:49 pm
    I don`t get it :/
  36. Profile photo of wb1059
    wb1059 Male 30-39
    9 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Ok first of all: No one has "Banned" anything. The Catholic Church does not have any power to ban anything in the United States. A bishop found the commercial to be in bad taste, and politely asked Metro to remove it. Metro, responding in a similarly polite manner, removed the offensive commercial.
    Second, this was never a TV spot. It was on the Metro website. It wasn`t really a commercial even, it was more like an instructional video on how to use the Metro the day of the Papal Mass.
    I must say I am very disappointed at the description of this video. It is either intentionally misleading or very ignorant. I`m not trying to hold this site to the same standards I would the evening news but this is just very, very bad and sloppy posting.
    Is the intent to provoke a religious flame war? Because that`s the only reason I can see for this. This was so bad I had to make my first post in a couple years to express my displeasure.
  37. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    what was wrong with that?
  38. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    Fancylad, I`d really like to know why the word `banned` was used. Not for any `Catholic/ anti-Catholic rant but in the interest of simple PC blogging. Like wb1059 said, it was in very bad taste.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    It wasnt really banned but rather removed because it was inaccurate. But I think I know the real reason the word "banned" is used. When you ban something, everyone wants to see it. Advertising at its finest.
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    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
    390 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    that was terrible.
  41. Profile photo of tofep
    tofep Male 13-17
    174 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    I dont see how it should be banned
  42. Profile photo of witchawitcha
    witchawitcha Female 13-17
    347 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    wow... the catholic church can ban commercials??
  43. Profile photo of ksig383
    ksig383 Male 18-29
    17 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    If any of you would read the links posted you would see that it was not banned. The catholic church just suggested that it should be removed due to the fact that the pope bobblehead was inaccurate. It had the pope dressed in the garb of a cardinal not a pope. Nitpicking for sure but saying it was banned was inaccurate. By the way for any of you a hole flamer b itch s out there I am protestant.
  44. Profile photo of water_dragon
    water_dragon Male 13-17
    84 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    lol that wasn`t even that bad
  45. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2008 at 11:07 pm
  46. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 11:28 pm
  47. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    April 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm
    The Pope is the Beast
  48. Profile photo of blipflip
    blipflip Male 13-17
    87 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 1:53 am
    Exactly how does the catholic church ban something?

    also, pope bobble head ^^

  49. Profile photo of PopeBenedict
    PopeBenedict Male 70 & Over
    504 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    I, Pope Benedict do doth decree that said bobble head internet commercial shall be bannished from said internet. All those who continue to view it through avenues such as IAB shall incur an additional 500 days in pergatory lest they should confess their sinful viewing of said commercial. Said commercial shall never be viewed within the four corners of the earth. Flibbitty, flobbitty foo. Amen
  50. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    April 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    lmao....stupid commercial
  51. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    April 11, 2008 at 7:30 am
    "NOH DIS WILL NOT STAAAND FOR DE POPINATOR!!.. i do not have a big head it is normal size- NORMAL SIZE!!"
  52. Profile photo of BikerTeen
    BikerTeen Male 13-17
    2113 posts
    April 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm
    awwwwwwwwwww i want a bobble head, to flick when i`m annoyed

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