Christian Publisher: Google Blocked Our Ads Over Jesus, Bible References

Samuel Smith  – April 24, 2018

The head of a Lutheran publishing house has claimed Google will no longer accept advertisements related to the organization’s website “because of the faith we express.”

Bruce Kintz, CEO of Concordia Publishing House — an entity of the theologically conservative Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, took to his Facebook page on Monday to voice outrage after the organization had been told that the Google’s online advertising service will not promote the CPH website because of certain religious items on the page.

Kintz’s Facebook post explains that he was told by an associate earlier in the day that “Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the cph.org domain.”

“They stated that the reason is because of the faith we express on our website,” Kintz wrote.

More specifically, a Google AdWords support representative told CPH that references to Jesus and the Bible led to the disapproval of its ads.

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