Christian Publisher Says Google Banned It Over ‘Faith We Express’


Google ads has refused to do business with a Christian publishing house “because of the faith we express on our website,” said Concordia Publishing House CEO Bruce Kintz in a Facebook post today.

“Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the domain. They stated the reason is because of the faith we express on our website,” Kintz wrote. “[A CPH associate] was told, as an example, that things like our bible (sic) challenge on our [Vacation Bible School] webpage would clearly need to come down before they could consider us for ads.”

Vacation Bible School is an extremely popular event many churches offer as a sort of Bible-themed summer day camp. CPH’s 2018 VBS theme is “Splash Canyon,” with the slogan “Discover God’s promise on life’s wild ride.” The program’s “Bible challenge” that was apparently objectionable to Google includes positive selections like “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope . . . for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23” and “God promises: ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.’ Isaiah 43:2.” – READ MORE

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