Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Royal Mail Bans Religion?

Britain's Express reports, "Church leaders are furious with Royal Mail bosses who ditched Christian images on Christmas stamps in favour of children’s favourites Wallace and Gromit."

Reporter David Paul pens in an article, "Royal Mail Bans Religion", "...the Archbishop of Canterbury was being asked to take action, just two days before the stamps go on sale. The plasticine stars of The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit will appear on seven different stamps but those wanting a religious theme have only one choice, the image of the Madonna and Child that has been on sale for the past three years. Last year, Royal Mail offered five religious designs, based on nativity scenes from stained-glass windows of different churches."

According to the article, "Critics claim the switch to Wallace and Gromit, with images of Gromit about to be hit by a snowball by his arch enemy Feathers McGraw and being made to wear an ill-fitting woolly jumper, is a ­cynical bid by Royal Mail bosses to boost profits and ignores the true meaning of Christmas."

A Royal Mail spokeswoman  is quoted as saying, “We have distributed tens of millions of the Madonna and Child stamps to go on sale alongside the Wallace and Gromit stamps.”

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM