Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping is a radical performance group that focuses on the evils of consumerism by performing cash register exorcisms, retail interventions and even crucifying a mickey mouse toy outside of a Disney retail store.

Reverend Billy and his crew are one part parody and two parts true activism as they have worked for 15 years for the causes they believe in. Among their accolades is a full length film, wide spanning media coverage, and an impressive arrest record for Reverend Billy who has a lifetime ban from Starbucks.

What started out as a rally against consumerism has morphed into so much more as Billy and his choir have recently become involved with the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The satire has faded as the Earth demands that we stop more than our shopping.”


Watch one of their demonstrations for yourself.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at