January 25, 2005

THE REMATCH GOES TO ZONDERVAN:



'Rolling Stone' reverses, will accept Bible ad (Cathy Lynn Grossman, January 24, 2005, USA Today)

The bible of rock 'n' roll, Rolling Stone magazine, will run an ad for the Holy Bible next month — the same ad it rejected two weeks ago for its "spiritual message."

The magazine was drummed by critics last week for turning down a low-key ad for a new translation of Scripture, Today's New International Version (TNIV). Christian and conservative media commentators savaged the magazine, which once carried classified advertising for mail-order divinity degrees.

Rolling Stone was more impressive when they originally stuck to their Hedonistic guns (see here), but the contradiction between their words and deeds was too great to be sustained. Posted by Bruce Cleaver at January 25, 2005 9:33 AM
Comments

Like Rolling Stone has any principles? How about the words of a Steve Miller Song:
"Take The Money And Run"

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 26, 2005 2:02 AM

Why does the Bible have to be advertised?

Did anyone here work his way through college by selling Bibles door to doo for Western Publishing, by the way?

Just curious.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at January 27, 2005 4:04 PM
« TRYING TO FIND THE 50% POSITION WHEN YOU'RE STUCK WITH THE 40% CROWD: | Main | NEED HELP WITH THAT KNOT?: »