Friday, October 14, 2005

Those hotel churches

The Rude Pundit was reminded of this story from the distant past when he learned that the "church" that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers attends is a hotel-based breakaway group from a larger Dallas church, and they gave her a standing ovation when she walked in late to their worship this past Sunday. This crazed Christ worship mixed with the piquant aroma of chlorine from the hotel pool is what Karl Rove touted to James Dobson in his "confidential" phone call, and it's what the President said is "part of Harriet Miers' life."

Suddenly, I'm very much reminded of a recent local big news story here. The Living Church of God is a hotel-based breakaway group from the Worldwide Church of God. They also happen to be the one where one of the members opened fire during services, killed seven others and wounded four, before shooting himself.

Gotta love those hotel-based breakaways. The main body of the church just wasn't quite wacky enough for them.

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