An apology

Hi all!

Recently I did a review on a Soap & Glory scrub where I used the line 'It clung to my body like a Jehovah's Witness to a doorstep.' I thought it was hilarious at the time but I didn't stop to think how it would feel for someone in that faith to read.

I wouldn't mock Jews, Muslims or Buddhists for their religion, so why mock Jehovah's Witnesses?

Let it be said that I'm not a fan of organised religion for reasons I best not get into now. When my brother and I were very young my mum faith-hopped until we found a church we all liked. We had dealings with Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses before settling on a Pentecostal church, but I shouldn't let my overall jadedness (not a word, I know) carry over into my blog. My experiences with faith are just that - MINE - and to mock someone else's faith is wrong.

If a person has to raise a laugh by hurting a group of people it's not comedy, it's cruelty. Ultimately I upset a person I really liked and respected and she did the right thing and unfollowed me everywhere, so she won't see this unless I email it to her. Nevertheless the right thing to do is apologise, and apologise without expecting it to 'make things better' and things suddenly be right. That won't happen but apologising is the right thing to do. I will be taking that line out of the blog.

Thanks for reading.