Saturday, 12 December 2009

Jesus-shaped soap-on-a-rope doesn't wash with Catholic couple

The BHS store in Reading has removed a gift called Jesus Soap-on-a-Rope from it shelves after a Catholic couple said it was ‘deeply offensive’. The novelty bathroom gift depicts Christ with the Sacred Heart.

The item was removed from sale following a complaint from Bryan and Elizabeth Dent. ‘The writing on it, “Wash away your sins” and “Try for Heaven with good clean living”, wasn’t funny, not for a Catholic,’ said Mr Dent, 74, of Tilehurst, Berkshire.

Now, if BHS had thought to sell a Pope Soap-on-a-Rope, they might have had a product with mass appeal on their hands.

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