.....the latest auction of a concentrated host on Ebay has been removed, but NOT because it is offensive, only because they could not verify the outlandish bids that were being made on it. Read Philothea Rose's post on this HERE.
This is disgusting. I wrote an email protesting the first sale, and got back a letter saying, basically, "Too bad for you. If you don't like it, don't buy it." They have turned the body and blood of Christ into a religious "collectible." It is shameful.
I agree with Philothea on this one. I am not just "not shopping there" anymore. I am off to close my account. And my Paypal account as well.
UPDATE: Here's my note to Ebay, closing my account:
Given your recent decision not to ban the selling of consecrated hosts on your service, I feel that I have no option other than closing my account on Ebay. I will also be closing my account on Paypal.
This is a sad day for me. I have enjoyed shopping Ebay in the past, and have, in fact, bought lovely church vestments for good prices through your service.
But I cannot countenance the use of a service that allows the sale of the most precious and holy part of my religion with a callous "Well, if you don't like it you don't have to buy it attitude."
That is certainly correct. But I must do more than simply not shop you. I want nothing, NOTHING to do with you or your service again, unless and until you come to your senses and see that consecrated hosts should be among your list of banned items. When that day comes, I will happily reopen my Ebay and Paypal accounts. Until then, forget it.