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Ethics: Should faith be used in advertising?

Every Monday, I explore a different ethical dilemma. Today, I examine whether aspects of faith should be included in advertising.

A friend on his commute spied a cleaning service van. The twist? Their services were faith-oriented, and they weren’t shy about advertising their work on God’s behalf. (Or perhaps God’s admiration of their labor.)

Is this sort of marketing ethical? Does it boast refreshing honesty? Or does it pander to please, thereby generating additional revenue?

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