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Priest in Britain Advises Congregation to Shoplift
Foxnews ^ | 12/21/2009 | Staff

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anglican; churchofengland; episcopal; timjones

1 posted on 12/21/2009 4:41:17 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

And if you steal from a Muslim store, you’ll get your hand cut off.


2 posted on 12/21/2009 4:43:53 PM PST by rovenstinez (All)
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To: ahadams2; MWS; x_plus_one; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold; Tennessee Nana; ...
CofE -- mother church has gone quite barmy.

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3 posted on 12/21/2009 4:45:21 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Obviously he's never read Moll Flanders. People get hanged or sent to the plantations for that sort of thing.

That's assuming England hasn't changed.

4 posted on 12/21/2009 4:49:06 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Red in Blue PA

>>My advice does not contradict the Bible’s eighth commandment because God’s love for the poor and despised outweighs the property rights of the rich.”<<

Um, yes it does. No where does it say that it’s okay to steal if you are poor.


5 posted on 12/21/2009 4:49:22 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Between the Pope’s support of climate change issues, our bishops position on socialized health care, Catholics electing Obama and priests going rogue, I’m starting to get worried about my beloved Church.


6 posted on 12/21/2009 4:55:27 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where in the bible does it say that rich people don’t have equal protection under the law?


7 posted on 12/21/2009 4:57:10 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Freedom of the Press?! I need Freedom FROM THE PRESS!)
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To: Integrityrocks

Idiot! He’s a Pissypalian priest.


8 posted on 12/21/2009 4:57:54 PM PST by Radl
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To: Integrityrocks

You go to a church started by the king to tax his people, you get what you deserve. Next time, try Christ.


9 posted on 12/21/2009 4:59:22 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What part of

THE 8th COMMANDMENT
Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.

No other Gods
No graven images
Name of Lord in vain
Honor the Sabbath
Honor father /mother
Not kill
No Adultery
Not Steal


Now I know what your thinking.. CLEAR AS CRICK WATER RIGHT? no talk needed?
Well, this is a pretty universal law... even the most primitive tribes believe this...
——> CONCEPT: “Taking something that belongs to someone else” IS WRONG!

**** Some PRIMITIVE cultures allow fornication because adultery is “STEALING.” - You would have to pay: cows, goats, money etc...

IN GOD’S EYES:
Commandment #6 (murder) SAFEGUARDS = Life
Commandment #7 (adultery) ........................ = FAMILY
Commandment #8 (stealing) ......................... = PROPERTY

Does he not understand.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 5:02:35 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: sionnsar

I wonder if the good priest will bail out his perps? No? Oh what the heck ;-)


11 posted on 12/21/2009 5:03:02 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: edcoil; Radl

A lot of Christmas spirit of joy and love on this site tonight...


12 posted on 12/21/2009 5:03:03 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

It should calm down once they realize he isn’t Catholic.


13 posted on 12/21/2009 5:06:39 PM PST by Radl
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To: Inspectorette

The Priest clearly is clueless - Thou Shall Not Steal is pretty simple.


14 posted on 12/21/2009 5:10:44 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

Last time I checked Christ was a King, but that aside, the Catholic Church was never started by a king; that’s those “other” guys.


15 posted on 12/21/2009 5:12:42 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Red in Blue PA

8th Commandment canceled: Priest teaches poor to steal

http://www.istherealawyerinthechurch.com/?p=153

My take on this from earlier today.


16 posted on 12/21/2009 5:14:20 PM PST by LikeLight (FReep tweet @StephenLBloom)
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To: Radl

I feel much better knowing he’s one of them an not a Catholic priest. I wish they wouldn’t even refer to “them” as priests.


17 posted on 12/21/2009 5:15:17 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: Red in Blue PA

Back to the seminary and try again...


18 posted on 12/21/2009 5:26:41 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: netmilsmom

I can see him at the pearly gates right now trying to explain this to Jesus!!! Haaa!!! I hope they put a big picture of him at big box stores to watch on shoplifting lists!! That’d be hilarious. What a stup!!


19 posted on 12/21/2009 5:27:25 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Inspectorette
A lot of Christmas spirit of joy and love on this site tonight...

And deep ignorance too, but we will let it go: Christmas is drawing nigh.

20 posted on 12/21/2009 5:42:58 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Integrityrocks

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.


21 posted on 12/21/2009 6:12:40 PM PST by Radl
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To: Integrityrocks
"Between the Pope’s support of climate change issues, our bishops position on socialized health care, Catholics electing Obama and priests going rogue, I’m starting to get worried about my beloved Church."

Relax, this had nothing to do with Catholics. It was an Anglican priest.

22 posted on 12/22/2009 6:23:17 AM PST by Natural Law ("Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Gal 4:16)
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To: sionnsar
"I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses, but from large national businesses — knowing that the costs are ultimately passed on to the rest of us in the form of higher prices," he continued.

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

23 posted on 12/22/2009 3:38:59 PM PST by xJones
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To: sionnsar
Christmas is drawing nigh.

Yes, and I still haven't finished all I have to do. A little prayer would be very kind, and thank you!

24 posted on 12/22/2009 3:43:12 PM PST by xJones
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To: xJones

I am honored, sir!


25 posted on 12/22/2009 4:39:34 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: xJones

You shall have it. The sionnsar household is in the same straits.


26 posted on 12/22/2009 4:41:34 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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