CBCP exec wants TV networks to stop airing condom ads

The Church could focus on other issues for a change.

Dennis Carcamo of Philstar.com reports that an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has appealed to television networks and the Ads Standard Council to stop airing condom advertisements, saying these corrupt the minds of the youth.

The report quoted Father Melvin Castro, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Family and Life executive secretary, as saying that condom ads "  are corrupting the minds and the hearts of our young people." He asked parents to guide their children when watching television, especially since the commercials featuring condoms sometimes appear during prime time.

Castro asked television stations to review the ads they have for airing "out of respect" for their minor audience. He added that advertising companies should also "abide by the existing code of ethics and that they should be sensitive and respect the religious beliefs and teachings of a particular religion."

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