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Entry from June 30, 2017
“My church accepts all denominations—fivers, tenners, twenties”

"My church accepts all denominations—fivers, tenners, twenties” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “Our Aunt Julie says her church accepts all denominations—10s, 20s, 50s, 100s” was printed in the Detroit (MI) Free Press on August 18, 1991.

The church saying is usually credited to Irish comedian Dave Allen (1936-2005), although it’s not known when he first said it.


Wikipedia: Dave Allen (comedian)
David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish observational comedian and satirist.

Initially becoming known in Australia during 1963–64, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom from the later 1960s and until the mid 1980s. BBC aired his “Dave Allen Show” 1972-1986, which also was exported to several other European countries.

18 August 1991, Detroit (MI) Free Press, “Sunday Best” by Joe Falls, pg. 9E, col. 2:
Our Aunt Julie says her church accepts all denominations—10s, 20s, 50s, 100s.

14 February 2008, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Unholy row own-goal for Williams” by Derek McGovern, pg. 68:
WHY has the Archbishop of Canterbury got into so much hot water for saying Britain should accommodate aspects of traditional Islamic law? After all, the modern-day church accepts all denominations - whether it be fivers, tenners or twenties.

Google Books
Dublin Wit
By Des MacHale
Cork, Ireland: Mercier Press
2011
Pg. 66:
DAVE ALLEN
My church accepts all denominations — fives, tens, twenties.

Google Books
The Essential Dave Allen
By Graham McCann
London, UK: Hodder & Stoughton
2014
Pg. ?:
My church accepts all denominations – fivers, tenners, twenties ...

Twitter
Gareth‏
@BonesDeForest
My church accepts all denominations
fivers, tenners, twenties.
-Dave Allen-
5:00 PM - 9 Jun 2017

Reddit—Oneliners
My church accepts all denominations - fivers, tenners, twenties. (self.oneliners)
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My church accepts all denominations - fivers, tenners, twenties.
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