Father Tim Jones, 41, broke off from his traditional annual sermon yesterday to tell his flock that stealing from large chains is sometimes the best option for vulnerable people.
It is far better for people desperate during the recession to shoplift than turn to 'prostitution, mugging or burglary', he said. The married father-of-two insisted his unusual advice did not break the Bible commandment 'Thou shalt not steal' - because God's love for the poor outweighs his love for the rich. (PISH- Ed)
Delivering his festive lesson, Father Jones told the congregation: 'My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift. I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it is harmless, for it is neither. 'I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses, but from large national businesses, knowing that the costs are ultimately passed on to the rest of us in the form of higher prices.
So this is LABOUR'S BRITAIN. A country where people are so poor and vulnerable that their RELIGIOUS LEADERS tell them to break one of their religion's fundamental commandments.
WHAT A SAD AND MORALLY IMPOVERISHED COUNTRY WE HAVE BECOME AFTER 13 YEARS OF LABOUR RULE!