Skip to comments.Priest in Britain Advises Congregation to Shoplift
Posted on 12/21/2009 4:41:16 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
A priest in Britain is under fire Monday for advising his congregation to shoplift in tough economic times, the Daily Mail reports.
Father Tim Jones, a 41-year-old clergyman at St. Lawrence Church in York, England, said that shoplifting rather than prostitution or burglary is sometimes the best option for poor people struggling to make ends meet, according to the Web site.
"My advice as a Christian priest is to shoplift," Jones reportedly told churchgoers during his Sunday sermon. "I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it is harmless, for it is neither."
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I think they do it all the time. If it is negative news they will say something about a “Priest” without mentioning he is not a Catholic.
Relax, this had nothing to do with Catholics. It was an Anglican priest.
What piercing logic! Steal from the large national businesses so that price increases will be passed on to the "rest of us".
IOW, Robin Hood steals from the rich so the poor can pay higher costs. Only Robin Hood wins in that game.
Merry Christmas, sionnar, and if I've never posted it before, you are just like Arlin in spirit. And that's one hell of a complement!:D
Yes, and I still haven't finished all I have to do. A little prayer would be very kind, and thank you!
I am honored, sir!
You shall have it. The sionnsar household is in the same straits.
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