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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Gentlemen, resume your auctioneering...

LifeSite is reporting that eBay has relented and will now prohibit the sale of the Blessed Sacrament on its auction site. As late as yesterday, May 2, they continued to claim the right to offend any religion they desired, and insisted that the policy would not change. An e-mail LifeSite received today, however, marks such a change:
We have concluded that sales of the Eucharist, and similar highly sacred items, are not appropriate on eBay. We have, therefore, broadened our policies and will remove those types of listings should they appear on the site in the future.
No word on what other "sacred items" will be banned. If you e-mailed eBay about this, I'd recommend one last e-mail to them thanking them, and encouraging them to include 1st class relics in their ban. Since these are body parts they should already be on eBay's list of verbotten items, but it wouldn't hurt to mention them. As for eBay, let the company know that we are sincere when we say that we'll be back when they change their policy.

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