Thursday, October 21, 2004
A senior IBLP official angered thousands of mothers around the country when he referred to eBay.com as "the Christian alternative to soap operas."
The IBLP official was speaking at a local ATI church and came across a verse about laziness. In an impromptu remark, he said, "You know, I hear about a lot of these mothers who think it's okay to sit around on eBay all day long and neglect their families. Not only are they wasting time, but they're probably making purchases their husbands would not approve of."
Immediately, hordes of heretofore docile ATI mothers began jamming IBLP's phone lines, objecting to the man's statements. "The Proverbs 31 was commended for bringing in her merchant ships from afar," said a Mrs. Thompson, "and any time I spend on eBay is considered a valuable source of income for my family."
"If the Proverbs 31 woman were alive today, she'd be an online auctioneer too," she said.