‘Jesus’ and a ‘Chicken’ Remind Baptists: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Published by PETA.

Chick-fil-A founder and lifelong Southern Baptist S. Truett Cathy wrote the book Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People, but at the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, PETA’s “Jesus” and a “Chicken” were there to inspire people to eat no chicken—or any other animal.

PETA immersed convention attendees in our pro-vegetarian message, which is based on biblical teachings of love and compassion. “Jesus” carried a sign reading, “For Christ’s Sake, Go Vegetarian,” while the “chicken” reminded people that “Jesus loves me too.” They also offered conventiongoers free copies of our “Vegetarian Starter Kit” as well as leaflets relating vegetarian living to Christian teachings.


Jesus and the chicken


Jesus and the chicken


On a related note, our Sexiest Male Vegetarian of 2009, Monty, grew up eating meat in a Southern Baptist household—until he saw the light and announced to his family that he refused to eat abused animals.

I’m a believer—that many conference attendees will alter their diets to be more compassionate by going vegetarian.

Written by Karin Bennett

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