Derry City Council's Hallowe'en carnival encourages Satanism and has brought a curse on the city, according to a Methodist minister.
Rev Jonathan Campbell, from Newbuildings Independent Methodist Church, has launched an online petition to stop this year's event.
He said Hallowe'en celebrations "make evil look innocent", and has appealed for families to boycott the festival.
Rev Campbell said his church was opposed to Hallowe'en because it was "one of the two major days for Satanists", and "God's word clearly condemns and warns people about celebrating or glorifying Hallowe'en or the occult".
"One of the main reasons we as a church are opposed to the carnival is that children are being disturbed.
"People are being deceived - they look on it as harmless fun, but it isn't.
"We are doing this because we care for the people of Londonderry and this is harming parents, children, families in Londonderry," he said.
Rev Jonathan Campbell, BBC News 83 Comments
[10/27/2009 6:44:31 PM]
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"Campbell. Yes it's Scottish - from the Gaelic (heaven forfend! Mr. C would like to be considered British - by which he probably means English), but his name cannot help. In Scots Gaelic it's 'Cam Beul' and means 'crooked mouth', which is entirely appropriate."
And, as I understand it, the name is overwhelmingly unpopular in certain parts of Scotland for other reasons as well...
10/29/2009 3:33:03 PM
...Wait, do Satanists (who don't actually worship Satan, incidentally) even celebrate Halloween as anything other than a commercial dress-up-and-get-free-stuff day?
Last I checked, they didn't really do holidays.
Of course, I also wasn't aware that the Bible mentioned Halloween. Must be one of those special Revised Fundie Version bibles, with all the secret extra bits fundies like to mention.
10/29/2009 8:12:05 PM
As the Scots say
Never trust a Campbell!
Why, yes, yes it is... I wonder why that is
10/29/2009 9:06:22 PM
More candy for me
10/30/2009 3:59:53 AM
Does anyone still call it "Hallowe'en" anymore?
10/30/2009 9:22:54 PM
Celebration varies from Satanist to Satanist, I think. I'm using it as an excuse to drink some amazing beer and watch cheesy horror movies.
10/31/2009 12:58:17 AM
Re: Tolpuddle Martyr's post
No doubt that said Protestant preacher would prefer said kids, to join their local Orange Order Lodge (think KKK here), & then the local branch of the Protestant/"Loyalist" paramilitary, where they learn how to intimidate the local Taigs (Roman Catholics), & if they're lucky, learn amoungst other things, how to handle, & later make explosives for IED use, etc...
(The Protestant paramilitaries, in Northern Ireland have largely still not disarmed, & there are reports of large arms caches, ready for use on "The Day", when the British Government finally "sells them out" to Eire/the Taigs, in order to produce a unified Ireland...).
11/1/2009 10:01:51 AM
Go back to jacking off to pictures of the rangers, you ignorant twat.
11/5/2009 6:19:30 AM
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