christians Pissed Off At Tim MinchinPosted by Phil Ferguson on November 29th, 2010 – 1 Comment – Posted in Idiots, secular xmas music
I could not make up stuff this funny.
Religious groups have lined up to slam Tim Minchin for his atheist Christmas song – after he donated it to a Christian charity.
Here that – he donated it. They used it for free and made money. Now they are pissed that they did not listen to it before they made a zillion CDs.
Can somebody get me a copy of the CD?
His track White Wine In The Sun appears on a new CD called The Spirit Of Christmas, which raises money for the Salvation Army’s charity work in Australia.
Yuck – The salvation army.
The song – which celebrates the joy of family reunions over any religious meaning – was dubbed ‘disrespectful’ and ‘a sick joke’ by campaigners… even ones supposedly supporting family values.
Even the Salvation Army itself said it was disappointed with the track, with spokesman Neil Venables saying: ‘We do not in any way support the statements made in this song.’
He said the charity only became aware of the song once the annual CD was finished and would take a ‘more active role’ in compiling future discs.
They did not even know what was on the CD? Minchin responds in his classic style.
‘I gave my song for free, putting aside my philosophical objection to the Salvation Army for the sake of beneficiaries. Imbeciles.’
‘I think the Salvos are idiots. I didn’t know they would benefit from the CD, but by the time I found out I didn’t want to make too much of a fuss. So I gave my song free, then they turn around and say that they don’t agree with the sentiment of the song.
‘Part of me is hugely outraged by what imbeciles they are, to bite the hand that feeds them and put their proselytising above charity.
‘I won’t make this mistake again. I tweeted that if people want to buy my version of the song independently, I’ll give the proceeds away to the Autism Trust, a non-proselytising charity.’
‘Christmas means much to billions of people who don’t believe in Jesus, and if you think that Christmas without Jesus is not Christmas, then you’re out of touch, and if you think altruism without Jesus is not altruism, then you’re a dick.
Once again he made me laugh out loud. The nutters ad to the fame of someone that wished they just all go away. It’s just too good to be real. Here is the song that has caused all of the drama.