Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Where's Derwood when you need him?

A day or so ago there was a big to-do about some rather aggressive "anti-atheist" commercials by a Ford dealership in California. Well, so much for that:
Rick Kieffe, owner of Kieffe and Sons Ford in Mojave and Rosamond, insisted Wednesday that he does not remember approving the ad, which he said was written by his longtime advertising writer and producer in Oklahoma.

“It’s just something that went by us,” said Kieffe, who does not attend church but considers himself “a Christian spirit.” “We’re obviously sorry that it offends a given segment who identifies themselves as atheist.”

Airing on local AM and FM radio in eastern Kern County and the Antelope Valley, the ad has gained a lot of attention on the Internet, where blog posts go on and on about its pro-Christian, anti-atheist message.
The guy doesn't even go to church. Sounds like the advertising exec who wrote that add is toast.

The rest is here.

1 comment:

csf said...

Oops, sorry, that's not his blog, apparently, so it must be the advertiser's blog. My mistake.

Then again, if it's not Kieffe's blog, why does it have the title "Kieffe and Sons ford"? Maybe it is his blog, but then, why is the address and not kieffe @ blogspot?