Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What's in a Name?

John Thomas is a former general minister and president of the UCC, meaning roughly what most Christians mean by archbishop. He is also divorcing his wife, and in a "committed relationship" with a woman who used to work for him.

No word on when the affair started, nor therefore on whether he compounded the old-fashioned sin of adultery with the new=fashioned one of boinking your subordinates. The story is sad, and a reminder (should one be needed) that it isn't just Romish priests and megachurch televangelists who have trouble keeping their cassocks buttoned.

And yet, one wicked thought keeps running through our head: "Hey, UCC. What did you expect when you elected a guy named John Thomas?"

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