Church CD delivery: We got it wrong, admit Jersey Post
Friday 9th September 2011, 4:07PM BST.
JERSEY Post has apologised for refusing to deliver 40,000 audio CDs of St Mark’s Gospel after an employee deemed them to be ‘offensive material’.
The CDs had been ordered by Island churches as a part of the celebrations to mark 400 years of the first English edition of the Bible. The Christian group Switch On, led by the Rev Martin Shea of St Mark’s Church, had arranged for the CDs to go to Island households, but after weeks of talks, Jersey Post pulled out of the deal saying that it might offend people.
This morning Jersey Post managing director Kevin Keen issued a full apology. ‘We got it horribly wrong,’ he said. ‘I am trying to get hold of the sponsors of the project and I have apologised profusely. If they want us to deliver it, then we will deliver it.
‘I know who did it and they got it wrong. The person took the decision about whether we should distribute religious material and that was completely wrong of them and not the policy of this company.’
Full story in Friday’s JEP