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December 30, 2003

Ruffled Feathers

by Red Wolf

United States: The gathering of stern men in brightly coloured frocks and funny hats that make up the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has demanded the removal of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals billboard showing the Virgin Mary cradling a lifeless chicken in her arms.

The ad by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) features the tagline Go Vegetarian — It's an Immaculate Conception, a reference to teachings about Mary's purity.
But the church said the billboard was offensive at any time and especially so during the Christmas season.

Vegetarian Virgin Mary ad riles Boston church - ABC News Online, 25th December 2003.

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