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Bloody Bible Ad reprinted in Humanist rag

Immediate: 22nd September 2007

The Gay Police Association's notorious 'Bloody Bible' advertisement, condemned last year by the Advertising Standards Authority, has been re-run in a homosexual magazine, leading to a renewed complaint to the ASA from the organisation Christian Voice.

The ad, which depicted a Bible and a pool of blood under the headline 'in the name of the father', claimed a 74% increase in 'homophobic incidents' in a year, giving the impression that Christians were subjecting homosexuals to bloody attacks.

Responding to a string of complaints, the Advertising Standards Authority discovered that the Gay Police Association, a recognised police staff association in receipt of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money, could not provide any figures to substantiate its preposterous claims. In October 2006 the ASA upheld complaints against the GPA on the grounds of decency, lack of substantiation, and crucially, truthfulness.

But now the advert has re-appeared in full colour on the back page of the Summer 2007 edition of the 'Gay Humanist Quarterly' which is distributed widely within the homosexual network and was on open display earlier this month at the Cardiff 'Mardi Gras'.

In the advertisement, with only the figure changed from last year's version, the GPA claims a '75% increase' in 'homophobic incidents, where the sole or primary motivating factor was the religious belief of the perpetrator'.

Last year, in answer to the demands of the ASA, the homosexual police were unable to say how many of those incidents arose from Christian belief, how many, if any, involved violence, what proportion resulted in a court conviction for violence or at the very least a criminal charge, or indeed, to substantiate the figures at all.

Without any factual backup, the figures alleged became little more than the figment of fevered imaginations, leading the ASA to rule that the Gay Police had failed the tests of substantiation and truthfulness, branding them, in plain terms, a bunch of liars.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:

'Without the figures, the Gay Police Association's central claim that Christians are using the Bible to justify an increasing number of bloody attacks on homosexuals was always indefensible. The ASA ruling last year was a welcome vindication for those of us who knew all the time that the Gay Police had been tipped over the edge into what appeared to be collective insanity.

'But now, one year on, we find the same advertisement - curiously with the figure changed from 74% to 75% - in the Gay Humanist Quarterly. Obviously, the atheists in the 'Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association' - GALHA - have a lot in common with the members of the Gay Police Association. An irrational hatred of all things Christian and a complete disregard for truth and accuracy are among them. With no fear of God and hence no idea of objective right or wrong or dread of a Day of Judgment, atheists can lie to their hearts' content. Sadly, by reprinting an advert already condemned as untruthful by the ASA they have proved the point.

'Despite saying that, I am still shocked at the cavalier disregard for truth and accuracy within the ranks of the GPA and GALHA. Plainly, that verse in the New Testament which says, 'Thou shalt not bear false witness' is as difficult for them to get their minds around as the one which says 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind' or the one which describes homosexual desires as 'vile affections'. How they need conviction of their sin and to find forgiveness and the love of God in the Lord Jesus Christ.

'But how deep is the hatred which the reprinting of the Bible ad shows to be seething in homosexual police officers against the peaceful, Christian law-abiding section of the population. This must spill over into their everyday policing and affect their judgment and their ability to testify honestly. To protect the public, I believe the police should remove officers prejudiced by such a personality flaw from duty.

''A couple of years ago, we suggested in a our booklet Homosexuality and the Police that homosexual police officers were living a lie and could not be trusted to tell the truth in Court. GALHA and the GPA have proved our point.'


Link to ASA:

The 'Bible ad' was placed by the Gay Police Association in The Independent newspaper on 29th June 2006. The advertisement carried a picture of a book with 'HOLY BIBLE' written on it, and a pool of what was clearly intended to look like blood. It was headed (all lower-case) 'in the name of the father', a very obvious reference to the Christian faith. It said, inter alia:

'In the last 12 months, the Gay Police Association has recorded a 74% increase in homophobic incidents, where the sole or primary motivating factor was the religious belief of the perpetrator.'

In a letter dated 13th July 2006, sent to the Gay Police Association care of British Monomarks, the National Director of Christian Voice asked the GPA:

(a) To give figures to support the alleged 74% increase in 'homophobic incidents, where the sole or primary motivating factor was the religious belief of the perpetrator' in the months May 2005 to May 2006, and to state the force(s) or jurisdiction(s) in which this increase occurred,

(b) To categorise these alleged incidents by the recorded religious faith of the perpetrator,

(c) To state in how many of these alleged incidents there was violence,

(d) To state in how many of these alleged incidents there was the shedding of blood.

(e) To state how many of these alleged incidents went to court with a conviction secured,

(f) To state how the Gay Police Association complied the figures and whether or not that body is charged with the compilation of crime figures,

(g) To categorise 'homophobic incidents' further and by year since they have been recorded,

(h) To state whether the constitution of the Gay Police Association has as a statement of purpose the stirring up of religious hatred.

There was no reply.