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Pledge “JerrySpringer”

"I will tell the manager of both my local Sainsburys and Woolworths, in person, and in a civilised manner what I think of the decision to bow to complaints from Christian fundamentalists concerning the sale of the Jerry Springer DVD (re: but only if 10 other people will do the same."

— Dean Wilson

Deadline to sign up by: 20th December 2005
47 people signed up (37 over target)

Country: United Kingdom

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OK, time to fight back. If ten complaints from fundementalist wackos is all it takes to start getting things removed from shelves then I think we have to stand up and start putting some rationale back into the debate.

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  • These are the same fanatics who bullied a charity into not accepting a donation, by threatening to picket the cancer sufferers that charity helps.

    If religious hatred is unacceptable to you, you may wish to donate and give some sick people a slightly better Christmas.

    The charity's has a donation page and their home page is at
  • What's next? Sainbury's taking Pork off the shelf because it offends muslims? (Re: Dudley Council banning toy pigs, including Winnie The Pooh Piglets after ONE muslim complained that pigs offended them).

    Political correctness is going too far. We can't even fly the flag of our own country now because it's likely to cause offence to someone.
    Jason Sheldon, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • As a Christian myself I'm ashamed that these people, who propably protest against religious prosecution in other locations, should take the same judgemental attitude themselves here in the UK.

    This withdrawal is against the civil liberties of the country that allows all peoples to practise the relegion without fear.
  • What are these christians afraid of? This is mad, bad and sad.
    Marguerite Hegley, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have already written a complaint to Sainsbury's, via their "contact us" link on their home, registering my dismay at their actions.
    Michael Bond, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hello, and thank you for signing our successful pledge!

    I plan to honor my pledge at both my local Woolworths and Sainsburys on Saturday, slightly ahead of the sign up deadline but I don't think it matters.

    I will be taking with me a letter, outlining my concerns, which I will hand to the manager personally and ask that they read it and then forward it, or a copy, to the company's chairman (see below for details*). It's your choice whether or not you do the same, but I personally feel that it necessary to present a written statement of concern so as to give the complaint some chance of getting an airing beyond the manager's first tea break.

    I will also aim to get a photograph of each event. It would be nice if you could do the same so we can get them posted on Pledgebank.

    If you have any other thoughts or ideas, or would like to help with drafting the letter please let me know.

    Again, many thanks for making my first pledge a successful one.

    A merry Christmas to you all.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dean Wilson

    *The current chairman of Sainsburys is Philip Hampton, according to this site:

    The chairman of Woolworths in the UK is currently Gerald Corbett, according to this site:
    Dean Wilson, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Here's another idea...

    "Go into Woolies and ask for a copy of Jerry Springer--The Opera. When they say they haven't got any in stock, ask to order one. If they say they can't, point out it's available on their website.

    Wonder loudly why they're bowing to pressure from a tiny number (less then ten complainants) of xian fundies."
    Dean Wilson, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Dean Wilson, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Phil Rigg
  • Michael Fox
  • Mat Bowles
  • Sam Smith
  • Rebecca Demidowicz
  • Craig Waddington
  • Ben Smith
  • Juan Hernandez
  • Jeremy Traynor
  • James Rigby
  • David Smith
  • James Wasmuth
  • Vicki Yates
  • Anthony Jones
  • Susy Atkinson
  • AndyPryke
  • Stephen Glenn
  • anno mitchell
  • Nigel
  • Rob banks
  • Mark Seddon
  • Owen Blacker
  • Jeff Parks
  • Constantine Butler
  • Sean Knowles
  • Stephen Swires
  • Richard Parkin
  • Mat Stocks
  • Marguerite Hegley
  • Adrian Guy
  • Stephen Mutton
  • Kathy Draxlbauer
  • Helen Gerrard
  • Adam Woods
  • Dave Oram
  • Ben Whitehouse
  • Gareth Marlow
  • Jenny Blower
  • Andrew Williams
  • John Purser
  • Jeanette Muff
  • Malcolm Coghill
  • Ben Jaundrell
  • Helen Darby
  • Tony Leach
  • 2 people who did not want to give their names

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