The Chicken Industry

The chicken industry was in terrible shape, losing money and laying off employees. Industry leaders hit upon a plan: They went to see the Pope and said, "We'll give a million dollars to the Church if you agree to change the Bible: Where it says, "Give us this day our daily bread," change it to "Give us this day our daily chicken."

The Pope was outraged and refused.

The chicken leaders said, "Okay, 10 million dollars."

"Absolutely not! I won't tamper with the Word of God!"

After some consultation, the chicken leaders said, "Okay. 100 million dollars and that's our final offer!"

The Pope couldn't turn it down. He accepted.

At the next General Council, the Pope announced, "I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that I've made 100 million dollars for the Church. The bad news is we lost the Wonder Bread account."