The Latest Christian Halloween Protest: JesusWeen
What is JesusWeen? It’s an unfortunately-named Christian organization that opposes “ungodly” Halloween and its â€œevil characters.â€ This October 31st, instead of Mars bars, group members plan to hand trick-or-treaters mini Bibles.
JesusWeen founder Pastor Paul Ade began replacing sugar with scripture in 2002. â€œAll it took was putting a bible into every bag as they opened each bag with a smile,â€ declares the JesusWeen website, adding that it was â€œmuch easier than expectedâ€ to trick kids into thinking the Bible was a treat.
But what is it about All Hallows’ Eve that Pastor Paul finds so scary? â€œI think it’s an activity that doesn’t have anything to do with Christians,â€ the Canadian pastor told Gawker. He’s right: it has to do with candy! (And capitalism.)