I forgot to read that one in the Bible. I also forgot to read about how when things got tough breaking the law was ok. However, Rev Jones from the UK thinks it's a clear principle from the Bible that allows people to steal.

The married father-of-two insisted his unusual advice did not break the Bible commandment "Thou shalt not steal" - because God's love for the poor outweighs his love for the rich.

"My advice does not contradict the Bible's eighth commandment because God's love for the poor and despised outweighs the property rights of the rich," he continued.

"Let my words not be misrepresented as a simplistic call for people to shoplift. The observation that shoplifting is the best option that some people are left with is a grim indictment of who we are.

Maybe if he'd left it at an observation that some people are forced to shoplifting because of our greed he would have been alright. But he should have qualified that by saying there is no good reason to shoplift and that if you are one of those poor people the church will help. Or something.

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