Priest to the poor: Thou shalt shoplift

Thank God the Christmas shopping season is drawing to a close quicker than you can spout the names of Santa’s reindeer or otherwise retail chains would have to hire store detectives in droves.

A British priest has advised folks in desperate situations to shoplift from chain stores.

At least the Anglican clergyman has a soft spot for mom-and-pop stores.

The last time I looked at the Ten Commandments, Thou shalt not steal was still listed.

Retain theft still is theft, is it not?

And whatever happened to the bit about Blessed are the poor for they shall inherit the earth?

Granted, we all learned that’s a crock a long time ago.

I guess desperate times make for sticky fingers.