There is concern by the Church of England over the lack of men attending church, which has lead to a new strategy. In order to attract men, they decided to give free beer, bacon, and chocolate bars for any men that attended. This article says that:

“Men at St Stephen’s church in Barbourne, Worcester, will be handed bottles of
beer by children during the service. A prayer will be said for the
fathers before the gifts are distributed.

Obviously, this has upset some people, like those struggling with substance abuse. But church leaders say it is supposed to represent “the generosity of God.”

There was a time when this would have really made me mad. Would I do it? No way. Am I really offended? Not really. Is it a bad idea. Probably. But I also think it is hilarious and I admire their courage. I know plenty of guys who would probably go to church for a free beer.

But let’s be honest, if they really wanted to get men into church and wanted to truly push the envelope, then they should have added ladies mud wrestling!