Thursday, December 15, 2005

Holy Man On A Roll To End Christmas Consumerism

DALLAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A group of holiday holy rollers are trying to stamp out the commercialism of Christmas through song.

The righteous Reverend Billy, who claims to be associated with the Church of Stop Shopping based in New York, is currently traveling with his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir for their Stop the Shopocalypse Tour proselytizing in front of establishments like Rally’s, Starbucks and Gap stores.

The reverend preaches while the 30-member choir sings new songs and some Christmas classics with re-written lyrics.

Just don’t ask reverend Billy to sing any of the songs, or even quote some of the lyrics. Although he claims to have written a few of the hymns, he can’t seem to quote them, saying instead, “The choir sings – I don’t.”

He’d rather ask others to consider, “What would Jesus buy?”

Reverend Billy figures J.C. would want people to shop at independent stores and buy American made goods.

The tour will end in Los Angeles on Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

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