The Effects of Christian Love
“In a rapid change of heart, a local Episcopal priest is abandoning Druid spirituality – a decision made one day after it was reported that he had renounced his Episcopal ordination and become the founding priest of a Druid group.”
Huh? Wha? This seems a little fishy. I now present a few theories as to what is going on here. I think that this decision seems forced somehow, what “events that have transpired in the last 24 hours” led to this?
Theory #1: For the good of his wife’s ministry
For those keeping track his wife (who submitted the ritual that started this whole mess) remains a Rector at St. Francis in the Fields. Could his coming out as a Druid jeopardized his wife’s position? Did he decide to retract to save her a damaging flood of bad PR?
Theory #2: Stress from fall-out of the decision
Did he receive threats? Did he freak out from too much (negative) publicity? He had posted his phone number on the web site (never a smart move), who knows what happened.
Theory #3: We Pagans (and Christians) have been had!
This theory comes from Ed Hubbard (of Witch School fame).
“Watch this guy carefully. If I have it right, and my information is true, this guy had a crisis in the last 24 hours. A Crisis with a check and some zeros in it, and a book deal. That’s the hidden buzz that he is going to write a tell all book, as these types of books are getting to be big business [in the] Christian Community.”
So who knows what is really the deal now. Crass ploy to market a book? Protecting his wife? Melt-down? I suppose I can expect to see at least a couple more stories in this tale before it is truly over.