We guess there's no harm in trying.
PETA has written a letter asking Joel Osteen to hang a large "Go Vegan" banner in Lakewood Church, for which in return they will "prepare a delicious Easter Sunday faux-ham meal with all the trimmings for his parishioners."
Why Osteen? PETA seems to think he's halfway on the road to vegan enlightenment because of his warnings against eating pork.
Sensing a fellow traveler, PETA says "thank you for encouraging your parishioners to eliminate pork from their diets. We would like to reinforce your message by offering you a banner -- which features the image of a little pig and reads, 'Blessed Are the Merciful: Go Vegan' -- to hang inside or outside the church in time for Easter."
Here's the banner:
I think you would agree that Jesus would be horrified by the cruelty that is inflicted on animals to satisfy people's taste for meat, especially when so many healthful vegan options are there for the taking. We would be pleased to send you free copies of our "Christianity and Vegetarianism" pamphlets, vegetarian/vegan starter kits, and children's stickers showing a baby chick declaring, "Jesus loves me too!"
We're sure the banner will go up any day now.
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