Apparently it’s OK to steal, as long as you do it from a large organisation. Well, there are few larger than the established Church of England.
Father Tim Jones, parish priest of St Lawrence and St Hilda in York, said stealing was a "better moral thing to do" than robbery or prostitution.But probably worse than parking over the lines of a bay or leaving your bin lid open.
Father Jones has defended his remarks and said such action was "dreadful" but sometimes people's only option.
The priest's comments were made in a sermon to his congregation on Sunday where he said stealing from large national chains was sometimes the best option for many vulnerable people.
He said: "My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift.
Would it be considered bad form for me to attend his next service and pocket the contents of the collection plate as it makes its way around?
Remind me what was that Seventh Commandment (in Christianity)?
Oh yes, You Will Not Steal.
Can’t this moron be arrested for incitement?