By Colin Hart, The Christian Institute
Tesco's Head of Research and Development has said Christians are "evil" for opposing homosexual marriage. The comment was made by Nick Lansley, Head of R&D for Tesco.com.
It appears on Mr Lansley's profile page
on the photo-sharing website, Flickr.com, where he lists his employment as 'Head of R&D at Tesco.com'.
He adds: "I'm also campaigning against evil Christians (that's not all Christians, just bad ones) who think that gay people should not lead happy lives and get married to their same-sex partners."
It has also emerged that the supermarket giant is selling a juice drink, degradingly called "P***y Natural Energy". You can see for yourself by clicking on this link.
: Readers who may be wondering why this is considered offensive click here
According to the Tesco website, sales of the drink are "supporting Cancer Research UK with a limited edition can exclusive to Tesco with five pence from each sale going back to the charity for its life saving research."
In November the company faced criticism for dumping its support of the Cancer Research 'Race for Life' and sponsoring London's gay pride parade.
Last year a Christian Institute supporter discovered that she had bought unlabelled halal meat from Tesco. Her money was refunded after she made a fuss.
If, like me, you won't be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, tell them so on their Facebook page: facebook.com/tesco or email Richard Brasher, Chief Executive UK Operations, at [email protected]
won't be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, and I am repeatedly hearing from other Christians who have already come to the same conclusion. Mr Lansley may be entitled to his opinions, but Christians are entitled to choose not to shop at Tesco.
The decision by Tesco to sell an offensively named drink shows very poor judgment, even if 5p from every can goes to Cancer Research UK. If they want to support this charity, why not restore their sponsorship rather than attach a good cause to a product with such a squalid name? If you would like to contact Tesco, see the tips below.
Please forward this email to your friends.
Yours in Christ,
Colin Hart, Director, The Christian Institute
You can email Richard Brasher, the Chief Executive of Tesco's UK Operations, at: [email protected]
In addition to emailing, you can also write to Mr Brasher at the following address:
Mr Richard Brasher
Chief Executive UK Operations
New Tesco House
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