Friday, July 23, 2010
Just when you thought you had heard it all...
“The minister welcomed me and said come up and take communion, and Trapper [the dog] came up with me and the minister gave him communion as well,” said Donald Keith, the dog’s owner. “Then he bent his head and said a little prayer.”
"I thought it was a nice way to welcome me into the church,” said Mr. Keith, a new member. “99.9% of the people in the church love Trapper, and the kids play with him.”
Following a parishioner’s complaint, the local Anglican bishop decided that Trapper would not receive communion again, though he will continue to be welcome at church.
Peggy Needham, the deputy people’s warden at the parish, told the Toronto Sun that the parish supported Mr. Keith.
“The backlash is from just one person. Something happened that won’t happen again. Something our interim priest did spontaneously,” she said.
“This person went to the top and e-mailed our bishop to make a fuss and change things,” she added. “But he misjudged our congregation.”
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