From the New York Daily News:
The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is spending $60,000 on a new ad campaign billing the Son of God as “The Original Hipster” — an ad that features Christ in a pair of red (and untied!) Converse sneakers poking out from under his robes.
The goal is a resurrection even niftier than Jesus’ original one: getting young urbanites to stop saying “P-eww” to the pews.
“Why is that an image of Jesus in Converse sneaks so shocking to us?” said Diocese spokesman Msgr. Kieran Harrington. “The Church is countercultural. … The Church is accepting of all people.
“What is a hipster? It means a lot of different things,” Harrington added.
Read the full story here. I have to say, this gives me a throbbing headache on about 1,000 levels. Talk amongst yourselves.