MONTREAL — A Montreal priest faces a $150 fine after city officials ruled an electronic billboard flashing biblical messages outside his church was a form of advertising.
The Rev. Charles-Eugene Apesteguy said the purpose of the sign is to "bring good news." He said the sign’s messages are not advertising.
Apesteguy’s Roman Catholic parish paid $5,000 for the second-hand electronic billboard. It was installed over the front door in hopes of grabbing the attention of passers-by.
Go out into the whole world and spread the good news, oops is that considered advertising? I wonder if you follow the quote attributed to St. Francis "and if necessary use words" could land you with a fine for spreading the Gospel by your actions? Though many of us might have to worry about false advertising charges when we don’t fully live the Gospel.