Parker Bosley, Cleveland’s former culinary king (I guess Michael Symon has the title, now that Parker’s not in the kitchen so much) is a member of St. James. And today during coffee hour he was peddling the horrific HSUS petition to tell farmers how to farm. When he approached me, I was on my good behavior…I pointed out how totally with him I was on animal rights, and that I had chickens myself, but that it would be a sin for me to sign the petition as I had no king but Jesus and did not have the right to tell farmers how to farm. He walked off to greener pastures, and that was that. The sad thing is that Parker has done as much as anyone in Ohio to build free-market solutions to farm animal cruelty. And now he wants me to delegate somebody to carry a gun onto somebody else’s property and order them around — which, should I ever find such a thing necessary and ethical, I will do in person, thankyouverymuch. It makes me think less of the man, both from the coercive aspects, and in the un-Anglican bad taste of politicking the congregation. And I wonder how he feels about using the State’s power to enforce other moral positions.
Low actions in high churches