Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte is giving away tickets to see the Pope for Facebook ‘likes’
Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte posted a competition for tickets to see Pope Francis on her Facebook page.
Three things: Firstly, the tickets aren’t transferable. I checked, it’s in the terms and conditions. They probably won’t check, but all tickets have the name of the person who ordered them, and if you’re not that person or with that person you might not be allowed in.
Secondly, I’m not religious and I have mixed respect for the trappings of religiosity, but running a like and share competition for pope tickets seems more than a little disrespectful, even ignoring that ‘like & share’ competitions are the work of the devil, a person the pope is against.
The Pope’s the corner forward on the Against Satan team, ready to don the number 10 jersey if Jesus breaks an ankle or starts bleeding vinegar from his side.
You’re doing Satan’s work here, deputy – you should hang your head in shame and wear the customary sackcloth as a penance.
Thirdly, there were a lot of complaints from people objecting to people block-booking tickets with no intention to use them. Well, here’s a Fianna Fail TD who decided that booking a few extra tickets to drive people to her Facebook page was a reasonable thing to do.
This sort of “give me something and I might give you something in return” horsepoo is part of the reason Martin Luther started the Reformation. It’s also part of the reason why he was right.