O yes I am afraid so - that self-appointed group called Churches Advertising Network have once again tried to introduce Christmas to the masses through a poster campaign.
After several years of slightly cringing misjudgements such as a series of cliched left-wing adaptations of Jesus, they have produce one this year which can only be described as sickening.
On the day when a Government commissioned report suggests that rather than focus on Drugs education, schools and youth work bodies should be funded to work with educating young people about drink rather than drugs - ie drink is much the more serious problem - CAN launch this particularly obtuse poster - and they claim to be the media savvy ones who know how to communicate with young people!
My only hope is that this might be the last - that some representative body of Church leaders might prevail on them to desist in future years - or at least to stop them using the self appointed title of "The Churches" - which Churches - how are you accountable etc.
What makes it even worse is that they are apparently planning to repeat the series of radio adverts which they have prepared in previous years to place on radio programmes featuring dance music. Last years was utterly awful and confirmed many prejudices about just how out of touch the Church is, and was a severe embarrassment to those Christians engaged professionally in dance music.
So please CAN stop - leave our major festivals alone.