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Pro-God ads to hit NYC subways

posted by jmcgee

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After atheists spread around some “No God? No Problem” ads over Christmas, a church in Times Square decided to go on a counter-offensive:

Pro-God ads will hit some 1,000 subway cars throughout New York City beginning Friday, announced the New York church sponsoring the campaign.

Times Square Church, located in the heart of Times Square in New York City, will launch its ad campaign in hundreds of subway cars and on 50 platform posters in Manhattan stations at the end of this week.

Ads will boldly feature the words “God is” in the center,surrounded by words describing God’s qualities in colorful fonts. Among the “God is” attributes are: with you, willing to help, able to protect, a father, a husband to the widow, your friend, aware of your struggle, a good listener, the one who loves you, power to change, incredible, ready to forgive, there when no one else is, looking at you, Jesus.

“We want to encourage people to seek God and prove that indeed He is,” explains Carter Conlon, senior pastor of Times Square Church. “The ads describe God in just a few of the infinite ways He proves His presence to us every day.”

Bringing God into the public square is nothing new to Times Square Church. In September, the church hosted “Prayer in the Square” that attracted as many as 60,000 people representing over 300 churches and 65 youth organizations for an hour of prayer in Times Square.

In its latest attempt to get people talking about God and religion, the church hopes to not just draw unbelievers, but also former believers.

“We are praying that people who don’t know God and would like to know Him, would be moved by these ads to visit Times Square Church or any Bible believing church in New York City and find God through the forgiveness freely offered through His Son, Jesus Christ,” Conlon said. “And to those who once knew God and need to get back to God, we want to say simply this: His arms are open wide always ready to welcome you home.”



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Max

posted January 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm


And god is a lot of colors so that means god celebrates diversity too. Just like you would imagine a liberal leftist new york god would be.



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freebird

posted January 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm


This is beautiful.
About TIME that a church did something pro-active. I hope to see more helpful ads like this one.



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Ruth Ann

posted January 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm


Amen!



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Marian

posted January 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm


“And god is a lot of colors so that means god celebrates diversity too. Just like you would imagine a liberal leftist new york god would be.”
A conservative god, of course, would be black and white.



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Elias

posted January 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm


The Creator-God is not a liberal leftist nor a conservative right, the Lord God is the Creator of all things seen and unseen. Yet, diversity in the world is only a small wonderful example to how great He “God” really Is.
P.S. This Ad is a wonderful wittness to NY and America concerning our faith in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.



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Carol

posted January 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm


“”And god is a lot of colors so that means god celebrates diversity too. Just like you would imagine a liberal leftist new york god would be.”
A conservative god, of course, would be black and white.”
Considering God made the colors, I think lots of colors is very appropriate no what what you two say.
Awesome job, NY churches!



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Kira

posted January 16, 2010 at 1:14 am


A church proselytizing? Why, that’s an entirely new concept. What will they think of next?



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Sean

posted January 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm


I’m still an atheist… and I’ve never been happier… :-)



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