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.


5 Responses to “God-muncher publishing co bans Church”

  1. martyn says:

    Good on her, what day does her show go out?

  2. Andrew Nixon says:

    It’ll start in September. It’s apparantly going to compete with Jonathan Ross’ chat-show so probably Friday nights. Although the pilot episode isn’t going to air, sadly.

  3. martyn says:

    Not a pwoblem for me as woss dwives me up the wall

  4. MaryC says:

    Apparently, Church’s chief gripe with the pope was that he dissed ‘Harry Potter’.
    How mature of her. She sounds like one of those nut job fanatics who bought into the
    ‘Duh Vinci Cod’.

  5. andyh gilmour says:

    Er…no MaryC, she sounds like someone who’s desperately trying to be “scandalous” to a) gain press coverage & b) cover-up for the fact that her show’s going to be EVEN WORSE than “Davina”..(yeah, it IS possible).

    I mean, c’mon folks – yet another bloody chat-show, hosted by a maybe-averagely-intelligent-on-a-very-good-day (exhibit A, m’lud: Ms. Church on Have I Got News For You…[shudder]) ex-classical mezzo-impersonator [cf Russel Watson. People who do impersonations of real classical singers, much beloved by gullible grannies] who is now mostly famous for her drinking exploits. I could almost blink with excitement at the prospect.

    Still, credit to her, she isn’t an anorexic with a boob job, unlike half the female “celebriteees” these days…

    There. Now, next time I might say what I REALLY think! :-)