Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Some people should never speak to the MSM before consulting a PR specialist.

Amy Welborn has a case study (hat tip to Mark Shea):
Well, there's been worse. But the Bishop Kate Schori interview in the NYTimes Magazine is gaining fast. Especially this part.
How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country?

About 2.2 million. It used to be larger percentagewise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children.

Episcopalians aren’t interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?

No. It’s probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion.
Amy's response? Perfection!
Well, I would respond to this but I'm afraid I'm going to occupied for the next few hours practicing reading the next Henry and Mudge book before I attempt to read it to my 5-year old. 'Cause it's really hard, you know. Oh, and then I'm going to go out and throw my 5th child's dirty diapers in the St. Joseph River. 'Cause I'm a Catholic.
Bishop Schori, thank you for your heartfelt and ecumenically sensitive broadbrush of sixty-five million US Catholics. We appreciate your description of us as uneducated breeding machines. Nothing but love for ya!