Friday, March 07, 2008

Lotion Soap Switch Angers Congregation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Members at Avalon Baptist church were angered to discover that the soap used for years in the church restrooms was replaced by a new, economical foaming soap.

"You get this bubbly mound that disappears once you rub it in your hands," one man complained as he exited the restroom. "It’s all show, this new soap."

Others agree.

"What happened to the thick, slimy stuff?" one man asked. "That really worked." Last Sunday was supposed to be the kick-off of the church’s annual Missions Week. But the buzz in the foyer was about the soap change. Some suggested taking a special offering to restore the original liquid soap.

"You have to wonder about the leadership’s judgment, if they’re willing to make a poor decision like this," says one woman. "It signals weakness at the top."

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T. Michael W. Halcomb said...

just pathetic, i can't believe this is real...oh wait, yes i can, we're talking about an american congregation here.

Craig L. Adams said...

Follow the link. It's not real. Lark News is sorta the Christian version of the Onion.

Craig L. Adams said...


And, be sure to check out their T Shirts.

John said...

It's not that far from the truth.

The Thief said...

You're right, John. It certainly isn't that far from the truth. My congregation almost mutnied when I moved furniture on the stage, and that's nothing compared to what my wife got when she wanted to (horror) put a mission display up during our mission bake sale.