Christian group creates Halloween alternative

Painted pumpkins are shown at the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off contest in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

October 16, 2011 6:58:04 PM PDT
A Christian group has come up with a faith-based alternative to Halloween.

The holiday "Jesusween" was created by a Fort Worth, Texas pastor who says Halloween is not consistent with the Christian faith and makes some people uncomfortable.

The pastor's non-profit group is asking Christians to dress in white and hand out Bibles instead of candy. The group is also asking people to knock on doors and share the message of Christianity instead of asking for candy.

the group is promoting the festival with a website, a YouTube video and a "Jesusween" smartphone app.