British Christmas Card Producer under fire for deeply offensive products

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 8, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts



A line of Christmas cards produced by British card company 'Love Layla' caused controversy for including messages mocking some of the deeply held beliefs of the Christian faith. The cards included taglines which call into question the Virgin Mary's miraculous conception, and which refer to Jesus as "a bloke that wore socks with sandals." Speaking to the Daily Mirror, James Mildred, for Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) said, "A lot of Christians will be deeply offended by this sort of thing...It highlights a fundamental hypocrisy that Christianity is seen as fair game to mock, disparage and insult."

 


Source: The Daily Mirror