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When Orthodox Christians make the news, part II

Yes, it’s a couple of days after the SuperBowl, which just means I actually had things to do yesterday, but anyway —

Eis Polamalu eti, Dhespota!
Eis Polamalu eti, Dhespota!

Nice to have an Orthodox Christian be in the media spotlight for some positive reasons.

Orthodox? Huh? You mean like that governor of Illinois? No, nope, Ortho-what? Never heard of it…

Along the sensationalist lines of “When Dandelions Attack!” or “When Babies Eat Chili!”, I give you — “When Orthodox Christians Make the News!”

National coverage of Metropolitan Jonah’s election would have been nice, but I guess that’s not as newsworthy as a corrupt governor.

Update, 11 December 2008: One Orthodox Rod takes issue with the other.

One thing — lest we get too caught up in our own self-righteousness and outrage, I think we should be praying for Rod Blagojevich. He needs repentance, forgiveness, healing, and the love of God, just as we all do. “But he’s a corrupt slimeball!” Yes — and there but for the grace of God go I. I am the chief of sinners. “I’m not as bad as he is!” That may be. To quote Tolkien, “To sheep other sheep no doubt appear different.” Anyway — I don’t mean to be preachy, so I’ll leave it here.

By the way, when the movie gets made about Rod Blagojevich’s fall from grace, I think Mike Meyers should play him.

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