Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Reverend Billy supports Buy Nothing Day

Reverend Billy and his choir preach to the congregation on Buy Nothing Day. So infectious that even the NY1 reporter grooves along toward the end.

For almost a decade, the activist Reverend Billy has spent a lot of time outside New York City stores spreading the gospel on the evils of consumer culture. He delivers his message as a louder-than-tarnation, brow-mopping, toe-tapping, Elvis-inspired evangelist; he's a hard guy not to notice. For Bill, there's no better way to get attention than giving a rousing sermon on a public street. But don't be fooled by his hair, the Reverend is very pious about the core of his message. Before sitting down with Luke and Alison on last week's show, he invited me to a Starbucks around the corner to watch him preach. Here's how the revival went down.

Video by: Win Rosenfeld

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Reverend Billy of the Stop Shopping Church and CODEPINK go to the halls of Congress to sing "Don't Buy Bush's War"

1 comment:

  1. That's one sure-fire way to stop the money flow to the corpo-war-machine, economic boycott.

    Too bad we can't make enough people forget their greed for one day.