God-muncher publishing co bans Church
We have already reported on Charlotte Church’s controversial new Channel 4 chat show. In the pilot, she called the current pope a Nazi, dressed up as a nun, and pretended to get high on Jesus-biscuits with smiley faces drawn on them.
According to the Daily Mail, the backlash has begun, with Ignatius Press (“the Catholic Amazon”) removing all of her work from its catalogue.
The Mail also has more on her alleged antics during the show, which included smashing open a statue of the Virgin Mary to reveal a can of cider inside, saying she worshipped St Fortified Wine, and sticking chewing gum on a statue of the child Jesus.
A spokesman for Ignatius said
It is with regret that we do this. Miss Church possesses a great gift from God, and in the past she has used her talents to offer praise and glory to our Lord.
But we cannot stand by a young woman who uses her stature in the media to mock the Eucharist, slander the Holy Father, and denigrate the vows of religious women.
Therefore, our catalogues and website will immediately withdraw all compact discs, cassette tapes, DVDs and VHS tapes that feature Miss Church. Please join us in praying for this troubled young woman.
But remember: always pick out any stray pieces of God-flesh from between your teeth before praying.
Actually, he didn’t say that last bit.