Friday, March 30, 2007

'I didn't expect THIS!!!!!'...

...exclaimed the Reverend Crow T. Robot Robert Hirschfeld, of Grace Episcopal Church.

The dopey innocent, unworldly priest was taken aback by the catastrophic decompression furor that arose after he used a pickaxe to break a hole in the hull of his spaceship halted all weddings in his parish, in an attempt to tunnel his way through space to get back to earth promote same sex marriage in the Episcopal Church.

Despite the furor, the shiny, metallic reverend remained convinced of the rightness of his actions. "Well, believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, and...I went ahead anyway."



Blogger Ellie M said...

NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!! Our chief weapon is surprise and fear... our TWO chief weapons are surprise, fear and fanatical devotion to the Pope... our THREE chief weapons are, uh, oh #$%%&!!

4:59 pm  
Blogger Allen Lewis said...

The man means well, but this was an incredibly elitist stunt. It is a bit of political theater, calculated to cause disruption in the name of "inclusiveness" and "fasting."

Instead of tightening up on the issue of "drive-by" weddings, this tyrant has decided to punish all couples seeking marriage. He has taken a sacrament - holy matrimony - and used it to promote something which 2000 years of church practice amd teaching does not allow.

Holy matrimony and same-sex unions are not equivalent sacramentally or morally. To attempt to make them equivalent does not further the debate on SSU's at all. But it does demonstrate how crass and manipulative some priests in the Episcopal Church have allowed themselves to be in this debate.

He would have better served his congregation by doing some real teaching on the meaning of holy matrimony. Then they might have been able to work through the differences between that and SSU's, which, in the words of Dr. Kendall Harmon, are "relationships in search of a theology."

10:25 pm  

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