Seth Abramovitch was delighted when he ran across JesusWeen.com, a site encouraging folks to participate in "Jesus Ween," a Christian alternative to Halloween, on Oct. 31. "Jesus Ween is not, in fact, a celebration of Jesus's ween," Abramovitch notes on Gawker; even so, the whole thing "seemed just a little too good to be true." Fortunately, he was able to get the founder, Pastor Paul Ade, on the phone.
Ade assures Abramovitch that Jesus Ween is in fact real, and he's hoping it will go global. The movement's Facebook page also refers to Jesus Ween as "World Evangelism Day" and predicts that it will be "one of the most effective Christian outreach day [sic] ever." Instead of Halloween costumes, Jesus Ween revelers are expected to wear white tops "to symbolize Righteousness." As for what's wrong with Halloween itself, Ade tells Gawker it's "not consistent with the Christian faith."