Sunday dawned, shops opened and the pit of hell failed to open up. What did open up, however, is a very obvious position within the Church’s PR department (does it even have one?)
I’ve already said this and I’ll say it again. The Church needs to get itself a good PR strategist. Then perhaps it will stop with the wildly patronizing statements it is so fond of issuing every month or so and which only serve to prove the point that the Church itself constantly denies. The point being that, as a structured organization that expects to be treated as major stake-holder in our society, it remains hopelessly out of touch with the current collective moods and needs of Joe and Jane Bloggs.
I won’t even mention the astounding “IVF is akin to abortion” declaration – the ethical and moral ramifications of that statement are simply too wide to be tackled in one post.
Let’s take its latest – and equally astounding – missive to government instead: the Church, we were informed, was “unhappy with Sunday shops plan”. I could almost hear the stentorian tones of censorship emanating from the news report.
Rea more about it here.