And just when the weekend was strange enough. Reports out this morning say that Don Armstrong, who has returned from charges of misappropriation of funds to lead his church in Colorado Springs to CANA, was on the receiving end of a pie tossed at him in the middle of yesterday's liturgy by an 18-year-old acting on behalf of disgruntled parishioners.
Armstrong, who ducked, has not been above unspeakably nasty verbal pies tossed at The Episcopal Church, it seems.
And Archbishop Akinola sent off a transatlantic pie himself directed at The Episcopal Church, of course, via a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mark Harris parses brilliantly again, and I have little to add to his analysis, except that Padre Mickey has the best cliff notes synopsis of the letter:
"Look at what The Episcopal Church made me do NOW!"
Again, he surprises no one. And I will surprise no one by saying again that dear Peter can keep his pie, thank you very much. And he has my prayers.
Such bizarre behavior at a time when so many seem intent on getting out their Christian "credentials" for the world to see. But, then, as Fr. Jake points out, pies might be better weapons of choice for guys who feel the need to throw something.
Yesterday evening, I enjoyed a delicious piece of key lime at a nice dinner out with my family.
What's your favorite kind of pie, to eat, or even throw on occasion?
This whole episode provoked the re-writing of a most popular song over at Fr. Jake's place. Go and join the fun!