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28 April 2000
Eat a Burger - Save Your Soul Campaign Under
Hookers for Jesus once used sex to attract new disciples,
now its burgers that are the evangelical loss leaders. On
The Move barbecue ministries is planning a series of
four-day meat-ins across Britain to which ordinary people
off the street are invited in the hope of converting them.
The aim is to serve 400,000 burgers. The first kill a
cow for Jesus barbie starts in Manchester on
Wednesday, May 3 and tambourine-rattling supporters of the
animal charity Viva! will be protesting outside Manchester
cathedral (by Victoria railway station) at 12.00 noon.
It is the most unchristian idea imaginable, says
Tony Wardle, Viva!s communications director.
While supposedly preaching a message of love and
compassion, they are supporting cruelty on a mass scale,
helping to destroy the worlds environment and playing
a part in the starvation of the worlds poorest people.
When the meek finally inherit the earth, there wont be
many left - and there wont be much Earth,
Barbecues are planned for many major cities and Viva!
supporters will be protesting at all of them. The public
will be handed leaflets which explain the cruelty of meat
production and the role that livestock play in causing
global starvation. One depicts an impoverished child with
the words Hes dying for your burger ...
Another shows Jesus holding a burger alongside the words
In the name of the father, the son and Ronald
The wealth of the meat industry gives it a
stranglehold on land and vanishing resources. In the
developing world, an area of land the size of Britain,
France, Italy and New Zealand is used to grow fodder for the
wests animals. It is often the same countries whose
children die from strvation. In Ethiopas last famine, it was
having to supply fodder for our animals while its people
were ravaged by stravation. These supposedly religious
jamborees will contnribute to this abuse of the worlds
poorest people., concludes Tony Wardle.
For further information, contact Tony Wardle on 0117 944 1000