March 8, 2006 12:00
Here we are again, it is the season of Lent in Acadiana. And if you need reminding, many local restaurants will be doing that. These businesses make a mockery of Lent and sacrifice, which is something that so many Christians take so seriously. An especially offensive ad ran in The Independent Weekly's last issue in a full color 1/2 page showing a huge fried shrimp sandwich. The ad read, "What a sacrifice for Lent ... Cajuns really know how to sacrifice." It is so offensive, that it encourages Christians to avoid those places that use Lent as a drawing card. There are many other establishments that show more respect to this spiritual journey.