War on Christmas XX, Priest goes rogue

Anglican Priest Tim Jones advised his congregation to shoplift rather than resort to robbery or prostitution.

Tim Jones (visual approximation)

I don’t think what the preacher is saying is all that absurd really. Absolute morality is a pretty stupid idea, and the idea that stealing is always completely immoral is just not practical. What’s strange is that this preacher is the one who is rejecting absolute morality and advocating the lesser evil, while the relatively more secular state is just outraged over it:

‘I cannot condone inciting anyone to commit a criminal offence. Shoplifting is a crime against the whole local community and society.’
Anne McIntosh, MP (Tory)

Jones’ diocese is kind of backing him up, saying that he is “raising important issues,” but stopping short of full support by saying that shoplifting is not the right way to go.


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