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Extremist British Christians claim an infestation of mice in a Tesco store is God's punishment for the supermarket's support of gays.

Tesco has seen sales and profits drop recently and the Christian Voice, an anti-gay prayer and campaigning organization, has said the decline is punishment for the UK supermarket chain's decision to sponsor a family area at London’s Pride celebrations.

Now the group is claiming that an infestation of mice at a Tesco Metro in London's Covent Garden is another sign of God's vengeance for the store's pro-gay stance.

'Nothing has gone right for Tesco since they decided to support gay pride. Their only hope is to repent of that decision and put their trust in God,' wrote Christian Voice blogger Stephen Green.

In January, the Guardian reported Green as saying: ‘Significantly, we prayed for a drop in their share price, which...has been answered on what you could describe as a Biblical scale.

‘I now call on Tesco to see sense before their company is ruined. Don't display the arrogance of Pharoah. Withdraw the grant to gay pride.’

Stephen Green, Gay Star News  67 Comments [4/30/2012 3:35:46 AM]
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Mayhem

Mice in a store located in what is almost essentially a huge outdoor bazaar. Shocking. Just shocking.

4/30/2012 6:55:32 AM

Fpqxz

Significantly, we prayed for a drop in their share price...

Nice to know that this is what you ask your god for, rather than say, good health, an end to the world's problems, etc.

4/30/2012 7:19:32 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Extremist British Christians claim an infestation of mice in a Tesco store is God's punishment for the supermarket's support of gays."

In 'a' Tesco store? Not all Tesco's?

Tesco's slogan may be 'Every Little Helps', but that's a case of reaching so far, you'd make Shaun T's 'Insanity Workout' seem like Pilates for the over 60s.

And last time I heard, when Tesco's announced that they expressed an interest in expanding into the US market (PROTIP: they dominate in not only the UK, but most of Europe, including Eastern Europe, larger cities in Africa, especially the South, the Far East, and the Middle East [including Saudi Arabia. Tesco's is mainly Jewish-owned. Go figure]), the share price of America's largest supermarket chain Wal-Mart dropped by 8% just on the strength of that alone.

Several years ago, Wal-Mart took over Asda, in an attempt to do a Tesco's and dominate the UK, supermarket-wise; even building new stores. To date, not even they have been able to make a scratch in the monolithic Tesco's, in terms of their huge share of the market here.

@Diatryma

Their security are ultra-draconian. You so much as take a bite out of one of their apples (before paying for such), for example, and they'll haul-arse you out of there & ban you before you can swallow that piece of fruit. If these dickheads think they can do a Westboro Baptist Church, they'd better be aware of Tesco's in-house (at their corporate HQ) legal department, and these fundies would walk out of court lucky to own the clothes on their backs. And of course, with this country's 'couldn't give a fuck for religion' attitude as a whole, they shouldn't expect any sympathy for their 'cause', neither.

And in Covent Garden? I'm just surprised that they didn't protest similarly at the Tesco's in & around Soho - especially near Old Compton Street: Gay Central.

Moral: The Battle of Cable Street in the 1930s. Where the Cockneys chased out of London Oswald Mosley & his fascist Blackshirts, for their anti-Semitism. I think you'll find that there's one thing we tolerant Brits don't tolerate, and that's intolerance.

--EDIT--

@JSS


4/30/2012 7:34:49 AM

John

Withdraw the grant to gay pride

So if they do that, the mice will magically disappear?

Mississippi and Louisiana approved state constitutional bans on same sex marriage in late 2004 and the following year, they were hit by hurricanes Cindy, Katrina and Rita.

God doesn't seem to send very clear messages.

4/30/2012 7:40:01 AM

Xotan

"Do unto other as you would have them do unto you". Does that sound familiar Stephen?

Praying for evil things to happen to others is a blasphemy. I am left wondering if someone didn't actually plant the mice as a form of commercial sabotage. But, then, no good Christian would ever commit blasphemy, or commercial sabotage when their Lord strictly condemns it.

OTOH, it's not Pharaoh's arrogance that I detect in the posting. It is more like Christian Voice is being the arrogant one.

PS, note the spelling of 'pharaoh'.

4/30/2012 7:41:17 AM

JSS

It seems the Tesco store is being punished by a rather vile plague of oxygen-wasting vermin.

But enough about Christian Voice members...

4/30/2012 8:01:00 AM



Wait, so a retail company suffered a drop in share prices during a large, global recession?

Who knew?

4/30/2012 8:17:12 AM

Osiris

Don't tell Headache about this. It will brake his poor, xenophobic little heart to know that insane fundamentalists aren't exclusive to America.

4/30/2012 8:48:32 AM

Lucilius

Are they sure it's not an infestation of Christian Voicers that's driving customers away? Perhaps Tesco should set out some traps baited with KJVs ...

4/30/2012 8:56:00 AM

gaijinlaw

Post hoc ergo you're a dick.

4/30/2012 9:03:27 AM

Atheissimo

You're hoping to ruin Tesco through an infestation of mice in one London convenience store?

Tesco is the second largest supermarket chain in the world by profit, second only to Walmart. They have an operating revenue of £60bn. I think they'll need a bit more than a few mice to wreck that business model.

4/30/2012 9:50:52 AM

Doubting Thomas

What, no fire from the sky or earthquake shaking the store to its foundations? Just a pesky mouse problem? Your god is getting weaker every day. Gone are the days of the hairy thundering vengeful God, who has been reduced to appearing on toast and making mice infest a store. Maybe all those Christians praying to find their car keys and for their football teams to win are sapping his power.

P.S., would someone in the UK please buy an extra packet of Rich Tea Biscuits from Tesco on my behalf in order to support them against the anti-gay nuts?

4/30/2012 9:58:20 AM

Swede

"Stop with the tolerance and respect right now, and start hating random strangers!!!"

4/30/2012 10:04:17 AM



Funny, God's Vengeance® is only a tad more troublesome than vandalism.

4/30/2012 10:40:41 AM



Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Bible very specifically state that god "hardened Pharaoh's heart", in turn meaning that god didn't free the Jews, in turn meaning god visited the plagues on the Egyptians as punishment for something HE DID? There is no part of that in which gdo is the good guy. Maybe next time you'll want to pick your [strike]deity[/strike] Bible reference a bit more carefully.

tl;dr: You're a twat, and a stupid one at that.

4/30/2012 10:49:25 AM

Papabear

Yeah, everything bad that happens to someone else is God punishing them for their "sins." We all know nothing bad ever happens to True Christians.

4/30/2012 11:12:57 AM

Anon

I thought Christian Voice had shut the fuck up after Stephen Green had that whole wife-beating scandal?

4/30/2012 11:58:13 AM

breakerslion

Stephen Green is absolutely right! God convinced the mice that Gays and Lesbians are their natural enemies. Consider:

1. Gay and Lesbian couples keep cats.
2. Gay men buy more cosmetic, hair, and toiletry products than straight men. And what are those products tested on? Mice! That's what!

And those of you who are ripping on God because you think this is a lame plague should be ashamed of yourselves! Do you have ANY IDEA how hard it is to teach mice a language sophisticated enough so that they can connect the dots from LGBT to a single act of support from Tesco??? Do you!??? I'd like to see you try it! You'd give up in a week! But not God! Oh no, not God! He lives for a challenge! Right now, His next plague of caterpillars is inching its way to Covent Garden to despoil the produce! Would YOU have thought of that?

You make me sick! /python tribute

4/30/2012 12:16:27 PM

Old Viking

The Tesco empire has been shaken. Gays are hiding in the countryside. The entire nation has given up beer.

4/30/2012 1:05:35 PM

checkmate

This almighty God fellow is pretty awesome.

First he creates the entire universe out of nothing, he creates life itself, he keeps things going for hundreds of billions of years, and he lets loose a few mice. WOW! Awesome!

4/30/2012 1:15:06 PM

arcturus

er, I got a mouse infestation. Not because of God, but because there was a fucking hole in the wall. This guy's knowledge of mice is probably parallel with his knowledge of other subjects.

4/30/2012 4:20:38 PM

Ebon

Mice? Your psychopathic god has dished out plagues, earthquakes and floods and the best he can offer on this occasion is a few mice?

Wow, god has really let himself go.

4/30/2012 5:13:15 PM

sif...

I love your 'God's' preoccupation with gay people.. like there isn't anything else going on in the world that could use 'His' attention... "quick, that supermarket chain is supporting people I don't agree with, better release some mice and drive their sales margins down slightly... "

4/30/2012 5:43:29 PM



So, you prayed for their share price to drop, which could potentially mean that people would lose their jobs. How Christian of you.

4/30/2012 5:49:58 PM

Thinking Allowed

Wow, God must really be getting bad in his old age. Before wipe out entire towns with fire and brimstone for being gay. Now he just sends a few mice to a grocery store?

4/30/2012 6:01:11 PM
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