Tuesday, March 29, 2005

It's Not Just Religion ... It's SPAM!

Religious conviction is now big business. Witness this:

"The parents of Terri Schiavo have authorized a conservative direct-mailing firm to sell a list of their financial supporters, making it likely that thousands of strangers moved by her plight will receive a steady stream of solicitations from anti-abortion and conservative groups." (NYTimes story here.)

The direct-mail firm, Response Unlimited, is asking $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses.

What's next? A scrap of The True Bedclothes for a hundred bucks a pop on eBay? Tiny vials of Randall Terry's sweat?

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