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Six Shopping days till Holiday: Stop the Shopocalypse

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Everyone has read or heard about the War on Christmas. The front lines of the war are FOX News, the halls of the American Family Association , and even the Congress of the United States . The cause appears to be the commercialization of Christmas. Ironically, Christmas is being forced into stores while at the same time being removed from churches. Many churches have announced they will be closed on Christmas day.

Reverend Billy, accompanied by his Choir from the New-York based Stop Shopping Church, drove into Minnesota on their bus tour to deliver an alternative message. Reverend Billy warns of an impending Shopocalypse, and he spread this spiritual message throughout the Mall of America. Rev. Billy blends anti-consumerism theater with the fervor of a fire and brimstone preacher. He dares ask “What would Jesus buy?” or “Why women would want to smell like J Lo?” At this link http://silencedmajority.blogs.com/silenced_majority_portal/2005/12/six_more_shoppi.html

At this link you will find a story about his trip to Minnesota, an MP3 recording of his choir, as well as some observations about U.S. Christian culture.
Reverend Billy Portrait.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait.jpg
Stop-Shopping Choir members
Stop-Shopping Choir members
Sermon 02.jpg
Sermon 02.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 02.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 02.jpg
Sermon 03.jpg
Sermon 03.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 02.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 02.jpg
Sermon 04.jpg
Sermon 04.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 03.jpg
Reverend Billy Portrait 03.jpg
Sermon 05.jpg
Sermon 05.jpg
Sermon 01.jpg
Sermon 01.jpg
Grabbing an audience member's credit card
Grabbing an audience member's credit card
Occupying an empty stage at Mall of America.jpg
Occupying an empty stage at Mall of America.jpg
Performing uninvited at mall of america.jpg
Performing uninvited at mall of america.jpg
Riding escalators at Mall of America.jpg
Riding escalators at Mall of America.jpg
Riding escalators and singing.jpg
Riding escalators and singing.jpg
Parading in Mall of America.jpg
Parading in Mall of America.jpg
Outside Abercrombie and Fitch.jpg
Outside Abercrombie and Fitch.jpg
Abercrombie and Fitch, a clothing store
Abercrombie and Fitch, a clothing store
Sermon inside Abercrombie and Fitch.jpg
Sermon inside Abercrombie and Fitch.jpg
Outside the Mall of America.jpg
Outside the Mall of America.jpg
Reverend Billy Bus.jpg
Reverend Billy Bus.jpg
Escorted out of the mall
Escorted out of the mall
AMC Christmas Gift to America.jpg
AMC Christmas Gift to America.jpg