“Ridiculous and disrespectful!!!”; “desecration of religious articles”; “disappointing” are some criticisms to a billboard using symbols of the Eucharist – bread and wine and a crucifix for a Halloween ‘Street Festival’ held at MovieTowne’s Fiesta Plaza on October 28.
The image placed at the Zanzibar Restaurant with the title ‘The Church’ drew condemnation and threats of boycott. The restaurant was listed in the online promo for the first night of the Halloween party, ‘Zanzibar – The Church – Pray for your survival’.
“At the heart of the Eucharist celebration are the bread and wine, that by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit become Christ’s body and blood” (1333 CCC).