Jesus slogans broke insurance rules
A UK insurance company has threatened to void the motor insurance policy of Christian minister Rev Wena Parry, 75, above, because she put religious stickers on her car.
Parry, according to the BBC, was told that stickers saying “Christ Must Be Saviour” and “Christ For Me” could be regarded as “modifications” and could invalidate her policy.
Parry, from Cymmer in Neath Port Talbot said she believes she has been treated unfairly because of her religious beliefs by Age UK insurance.
There might be somebody within that company that hates Christianity.
Age UK denied there was a religious motive behind the move.
The company first objected to the stickers when she tried to claim on her policy after a part was stolen from the car and photographs were submitted as part of the claim.
She was given ten days to explain why she had not told them about the stickers, and an additional cigarette lighter point in the boot, when she took the policy out.
Age UK told her in a letter:
These modifications do not fit our acceptance criteria for motor insurance and cover would have been declined if we had been made aware of these at the time of purchasing your policy.
But they denied that the threat to withdraw the policy had anything to do with religion. A spokesman said:
The situation regarding Rev Parry’s claim was in no way related to the Christian nature of her graphics.
They said their insurers Ageas Insurance Limited had investigated the sale of her policy.
They have concluded that our request to declare all modifications was not made clear enough to Rev Parry and therefore she did not know which vehicle enhancements should have been declared. They say they will review the wording on their policy application.
Parry excuse for having wheels with silly slogans was:
Every opportunity I have I want to tell people about Jesus. I reckon there must at least a million people who have read the texts on my car.
And I reckon there most be at least a million people who have seen her car, rolled their eyes, and exclaimed: “Jesus Christ, what a ‘king nutter!”
Another thought: Is Parry related to the late Julian Beck, who played Reverend Henry Kane in Poltergeist 2?
Hat tip: Marcus Robinson.