Your view of the world is far from popular. . .your followers are leaving in droves. . .so…what do you do?
Well, Catholics Come Home wants Catholics to, well, come back to the Church, and they are sparing absolutely no expense in order to do that. They are spending a lot of money…some $4 million…on television ads that will air across the country from 16 December to 8 January.
In other words, when you are unpopular, full of pedophile-hiding bishops, and believe that a Catholic theocracy is just what this nation needs you do not change your message and core beliefs to woo back those who no longer see it your way…you just spend enough money to try and buy people back.
Oh, and screw the poor.
Tom Peterson, the president of the Roswell, Georgia-based group, has said that the goal of the media blitz is to not only reach out to inactive Catholics, but to also try to make new converts. He stated “Ads will air more than 400 times during the three-week period on major networks like CBS and NBC and cable stations like TNT and CNN inviting viewers to take a look at the church and to ‘come home’ during the holidays and New Year’s.”
He is also partnered with diocese across the country.
The ads will air in English and Spanish, and is suppose to hit every diocese in the nation. Of course, Peterson wants to bring about one million people back into the Church. He went on to say “Companies like Coca Cola, Microsoft, IBM are using advertising communication to promote a product. It makes sense for faithful Christians and Catholics to use modern media to promote the most important thing in world, and that is faith in Jesus Christ.”
At a time when many Americans are suffering, one has to wonder if more converts would be available if the Catholic Church would be willing to bend on issues like women’s rights, abortion, and LGBT rights as well as helping people in need.