Filthy T-shirt offends again
The Western Telegraph reports on a mother’s fury when her 13-year-old son was sold one of the notorious “Jesus is a cunt” t-shirts at a local goth clothing store.
Unsurprisingly, the Christians of Haverfordwest, West Wales, are having a little fit about it, too. On Monday they organised a protest outside the shop. Lay preacher Grayham Passmore and his son went inside to demand they stop selling it. Says Passmore:
They are profoundly offensive to our faith and the Christian community. We want this T-shirt banned. Profanity of that nature aimed at any faith is wrong. The Christian community is rallying around us. We’re taking this to the top.
The owner of The Funky Den said that the shirts hadn’t been put on display, but ordered when requested. She is apologetic:
I accept it should not have been sold to under-18s and had I been here it wouldn’t have been. We won’t be selling it in future. I will accept the T-shirt back from parents and I will give them a voucher as a goodwill gesture and an apology.
As reported last year in MWW, the shirt has a long history of causing offence. Most recently a 19-year-old Devon man was convicted for wearing this shirt in the street. He was given 80 hours community service.
Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, Cradle of Filth frontman, Dani Filth, had this to say about the conviction:
It is with some concern that poor Adam’s plight is acknowledged. Defaming organized religion openly in public is now a crime? What is wrong with England? Still, the litter problem on our city streets should improve dramatically if they keep handing out 80-odd hour community punishment orders willy-nilly. The country will be spotless in no time, a sure sign that God works in mysterious ways, even through us!
(Thanks to Andy A)