March 28, 2014
Plans to beach a giant inflatable whale beside the Thames in London for a re-enactment of the story of Jonah have been refused because it would be too “religious”.
Organisers had hoped to place the 50ft sperm whale, which is owned by a circus troupe, in a park opposite Tower Bridge during the school summer holidays.
The life-size creature, which children can explore inside, has been beached on the same spot in the past as part of a pirate-themed attraction for children.
Actors were being lined up to play Jonah and other characters as part of an ambitious drive by the Bible Society to help reintroduce a new generation of children to once familiar stories.
This article was posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6:43 am