Advertising watchdog rules against church

By Andy Rice 20 July 2010

Solid Rock, a church in Johannesburg, has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority, again. A member of the public complained in April about an advert in a community newspaper that insinuated Aids and cancer victims could be healed by the church. The church's head pastor said that the advert had not made false claims, but the ASA ruled against him. Solid Rock could face further sanctions, including pre-publication vetting by the ASA. Read more: Times Live


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