Cable news ran clips of this story over the weekend and then Uber Blogger Todd Rhodes mentioned the story in the Monday Morning Insight Email that hit today.
So what do you think? Is this "out of the box ministry"? Some new church growth program? When the only thing that can get "out of the box" is a bunch of deadly snakes I call it back-woods weirdness.
Rhodes asks, "Is it morally wrong to break the law to smuggle illegal snakes to use in your church service?" I'm pretty sure he's asking this question "tongue in cheek."
Here's my answer. Please listen hard for sarcasm in my voice.
here’s what’s morally wrong:
- pre-marital hand-holding
- wearing make-up
- smoking tobacco
- chewing tobacco
- inter-racial marriage
- Santa Claus
- the emerging church…
But smuggling snakes into church service to the Glory of God is religious freedom. Only an anti-christ lead, over-taxing federal government would stop it. If Obama is elected president, we'll see more intrusions like this into the freedom to worship.
"Brood of Vipers!"