H/T: Anglican Unscripted and The Quinton Report
The above ad appeared in the Charleston City Paper, an alternative weekly. The text reads:
The Virgin Mary Followed by Bloody Marys
The ad, run by the Church of the Holy Communion, an Episcopal Church parish in Charleston, South Carolina, then goes on to list several restaurants in the area (Hominy Grill, Fuel, Cafe Lana, & Five Loaves) along with mentioning Spoleto festival venues are nearby. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion bills itself as an “Anglo-Catholic Episcopal Church.”
George Conger, commenting on Anglican Unscripted (51 minutes into the video), rightly noted that the ad flaunts the worst aspects of "Gin and Lace" Anglo-Catholicism. This ad may have an ephemeral attraction for socialite Charlestonians who want a little religious ritual before their Sunday brunch, but it doesn't do much to commend the real reason why the Church exists. In fact, it sends exactly the wrong message.
[P.S., If you want to know what the real business of the Church is, read my previous post.]