Christians upset over cross use in TV advert

August 15, 2016 by  
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Bhopal, August 15, 2016: A group of Christians in the Indian city of Bhopal are upset over the use of the cross in a television advertisement that paints Christianity as a negative foreign influence upon the country.

“It is shocking that the cross, which is the symbol of Jesus, is shown in the advertisement,” said Jerry Paul, from Sarva Isai Mahasabha, a Christian organization reported The Huffington Post.

Sarva Isai Mahasabha has written to the man behind the advert — Yoga guru-turned-businessman Baba Ramdev — about their concerns over the “objectionable and absolutely unwarranted” use of the cross to promote Patanjali Ayurveda’s food and personal care products.

In the advert, that “celebrates” Indian Independence Day, several “harmful foreign products” are represented by symbols of the cross.

“Christianity has been in India for more than a thousand years and it was not brought here by imperialists or any foreign government, so creating such false impressions is wrong,” Paul added.

– ucan

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