Please Pass the Anti-Semitic Salt

You know you’re an anti-Semite when you can’t stomach the thought of seasoning your food with kosher salt.

But fear not, Maryland businessman Joe Godlewski has launched a new venture to bring a more palatable Christian alternative to a store near you:


Retired barber Joe Godlewski says he was inspired by television chefs who repeatedly recommended kosher salt in recipes.

“I said, ‘What the heck’s the matter with Christian salt?'” Godlewski said, sipping a beer in the living room of his home in unincorporated Cresaptown, a western Maryland mountain community.

By next week, his trademarked Blessed Christians Salt will be available at, the Web site of Memphis, Tenn.-based seasonings manufacturer Ingredients Corporation of America.

It’s sea salt that’s been blessed by an Episcopal priest, ICA President Damon S. Arney said Wednesday. He said the company also hopes to market the salt through Christian bookstores and as a fundraising tool for religious groups.

Lest you think this is simply clever Christian re-branding of a familiar household staple, Godlewski doesn’t plan to stop at kosher salt.  Next up, I kid you not, Christian branded rye bread, bagels and pickles.

Godlewski also told reporters,”There’s no anti-Semitism. I love Jesus Christ and he was a Jew.”

I’m not sure if that’s better or worse than attempting the “I have a Jewish friend” defense.


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