Clergy Denounce ‘Satanic’ London Fashion Week Show Held in Church

Several leading UK clerics have condemned a London fashion show featuring models dressed as devils and vampires and held in a historic Christian church, calling the event “blasphemous.”

Heavily made-up models sporting Satanic

 symbols such as horns or upside-down crosses paraded down the main aisle of St. Andrew Holborn church in Central London last week. The apse of the 1,000-year-old church had been draped with demonic imagery, including pentagrams, goat heads, inverted crosses, all-seeing eyes and other occult symbols.

The former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali, said the demonic theme of the show was “not acceptable” and could lead people “to areas where we don’t want them to go.”

“Christians will be outraged. This was not necessary to do. In the sense that Christ’s name is being dishonoured, it is blasphemous,” he said.

Churches should not do anything that “dishonours Christ or contradicts the Christian faith,” Nazir-Ali said. “That’s the rule of thumb that they should follow. They have to be very discerning about that.”

The bishop also suggested that the church had not exercised proper discretion when it accepted the booking, and called for an investigation into the matter.

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