Apparently Stephen Green, leader of the organization “Christian Voice”, the one that wanted “Jerry Springer the Opera” prosecuted for blasphemy and which led to the abolition of the offence, is at it again!
Apparently Tesco is selling chocolate filled advent calendars on the theme of the the popular vampire film series “Twilight”. He states that it is “deeply offensive to Christians” (i.e. him).
He also said “It’s sickening to see the message of Jesus Christ being hijacked to peddle a brand like Twilight, which to all intents and purposes proclaims an anti-religious cult,’ said Stephen Green, national director of the group.
“Twilight may be fiction, but it is dangerous to mix-up such a story in the minds of impressionable children with that of the Nativity.”
(In other words….”I’ve been out of the media spotlight for far too long, and I haven’t made a fuss out of anything popular for a while so this’ll do!”)
To their credit Tesco are standing firm on the issue stating that while they apologize if anyone was offended (anyone out there offended?), but Twilight is a popular brand and they are going to offer the public a choice, unlike if Christian Voice had their way they’d have all schoolchildren in church 24/7 on their knees undergoing full indoctrination treatment and sucking all the fun out of life!