Thursday, January 05, 2006
No circus for you
From the "General Rules" of the African Methodist Episcocal Zion Church (as found in my current reading Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials by Ted Campbell, p. 112):
It is therefore expected of all who continue therein that they should continue to evidence thier desire of salvation,

FIRST: By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kinds, especially that which is most generally practeced, such as:
The taking such diversions as cannot be used in the name of the Lord Jesus such as dancing, card-playing, lottery, policy, and other games of chance, going to circuses and theatres.

Note to self: Ix nay on pitching that clown ministry idea to the local AMEZ church.

posted by Peter at 1:12 PM
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