Humanists UK’s response to Empire Cinemas decision not to show Bible Society film

Responding to the decision by UK cinema chain, Empire Cinemas, to reject showing a film by the Bible Society, Chief Executive of Humanists UK Andrew Copson said:

'It seems a bit silly for the Bible Society to say that their religious short film isn't "religious" because it's about Christianity. Cinema chains in the UK have blanket policies against religious and political advertising for good reason: people go to the cinema to be entertained, not preached to. These policies are being enforced fairly and judiciously by the cinema chains involved, and they apply to humanist adverts just as they do to religious ones.'


For more information, contact Humanists UK press manager Casey-Ann Seaniger at or phone 020 7324 3078 or 07 393344293.

At Humanists UK, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. Our work brings non-religious people together to develop their own views, helping people be happier and more fulfilled in the one life we have. Through our ceremonies, education services, and community and campaigning work, we strive to create a fair and equal society for all.