We must STOP EBAY from selling the Eucharist!


#1

Hello everyone,
Another consecrated Host is for Sale!

We must take action! Jesus is vunerable!

First: Get your Parish Priest to post an article in your Parish Bulletins with the information below.

Second: Contact Ebay=Evil-Bay management with your objections by snail mail, email and phone. Let the deluge of objections make them add the Eucharist to their prohibited items page!!! (They won’t sell Native Prayer sticks, but the Eucharist is auctionable!)

How dare they!

See the eBay prohibited items page:
pages.ebay.com/help/policies/artifacts.html

See the listing of the latest Consecrated Host:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6171703649&category=1447&sspagename=rvi:1:1v_home

Let the deluge begin to:
[size=3]Mr. Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman of the Board
Ms. Meg Whitman, President and CEO
Mr. Jeff Jordan, President, PayPal
2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125 [/size]

To express your objection to eBay:
eBay Customer Support:
rswebhelp@ebay.com
Or call:
1-800-322-9266
1-888-749-3229

Blessings to all,
Joanie


#2

PERHAPS A YAY!!!

I went to look and found this:

**This listing (6171703649) has been removed by eBay or is no longer available. Please make sure that you’ve entered the item number correctly.
**If the item was removed by eBay, please consider this transaction canceled. If anybody contacts you to complete the sale, please ignore the request. Completing the sale outside of eBay may be unsafe and will not be covered by eBay purchase protection programs.

Rob+


#3

Hello Rob,
Thanks for your reply! The item has changed status quickly! Thanks for the update. I think that we still have to get Evil-Bay to stop allowing the sale of the Eucharist. We have to make them put it on the same list as NATIVE PRAYER STICKS!

What do you think?
Joanie


#4

I agree that we need to get the word out and make sure that as many Catholics as possible let EBAY know that we won’t stand for it. Here’s the response that I received from them today. It doesn’t sound like they are going to change their position…

Thank you for taking the time to write eBay with your concern. I’m
happy to help you further.

We understand that you are upset at having seen certain Catholic items
or items related to the Pope on eBay, including item #6169851381.
Because eBay’s community is a diverse, international group of more than
135 million users with varied backgrounds and beliefs, there are times
when some items listed on eBay by sellers might be offensive to at
least
some of our users somewhere in the world. At times, members may see
listings that they may consider morally wrong or objectionable.
However,
even though these listings may be offensive to some, please remember
that most of the time the law does not prohibit the items.

Due to the fact that eBay’s focus is to have a free and diverse
community, we are reluctant to interfere with listings that are not
illegal. Regarding offensive items, there are many items that are
considered sacred to many people of various religions, and we sometimes
hear complaints about these items. Examples would be Catholic relics of
saints, Mormon (LDS) garments, certain Buddhist tablets, etc. However,
eBay has made the decision not to prohibit any item only on the basis
of
the item being endowed with sacred properties by certain religious
groups. In general, eBay will remove items for a violation of our
Offensive Materials policy only in extreme examples in which the
listing
explicitly promotes hatred, violence, or racial intolerance. However,
we
do not remove religious items that are otherwise legal for sale and do
not violate any other eBay listing policy.

Please keep in mind that many of us at eBay may also share your
distaste
with an item, and may not support the sale. In fact, eBay has many
Catholic employees. However, we do our best to understand and tolerate
the many viewpoints held by our worldwide community. The Eucharist is
not illegal to sell, and is generally allowed on eBay as long as the
seller does not otherwise include hateful text or images in the
listing.
Although we realize that you may not agree with this decision on eBay’s
part, we hope that you can respect the diverse and open nature of
eBay’s
marketplace.

Thanks again for writing, and thank you for being part of the eBay
community.

Regards,

Maricel
Community Watch Team
eBay Trust & Safety


#5

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