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Friday, 11 July 2008

Desecrating the sacred confectionery

If you liked yesterday's Pink Triangle story, "Corpus Crispi", which told the tale of a student who had the audacity to remove a little bickie from the communion-rail area of his church – effectively kidnapping the Body of Christ – you'll love this one.

An American professor is going to desecrate the Host. Quite how, I don't know, but he's appealing for some of the holy crackers – er, communion wafers – to commit his act of desecration on.

"Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist," says the Catholic League story linked to above. It continues:

He is responding to what happened recently at the University of Central Florida when a student walked out of Mass with the Host, holding it hostage for several days. Myers was angry at the Catholic League for criticizing the student. His post can be accessed from his faculty page on the university’s website.

The story quotes him as saying:

“Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching [Catholic League president] Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker), but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web.”

Donohoe says, “It is hard to think of anything more vile than to intentionally desecrate the Body of Christ. We look to those who have oversight responsibility to act quickly and decisively.”

Oh, crumbs! I can't wait for those photographs.
UPDATE: See the latest Jesus and Mo. It's about that bickie.

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