1.27.2006

hey, baby, can i anoint those with holy water for ya?


Waco, Texas, which has never been known as a bastion of normalcy, has made news once again... for opening a Hooters. What's wrong with Hooters? you might ask. I go there for the wings, of course. But a number of religious leaders in Waco made it known that their fear of boobies far outweighs any love of delicious wings they might have. The protests were many, as were the pastorial signatures on the anti-Hooters petition, but in the end it seems God loves boobies as much as the next guy.

That's right, the new Hooters has been officially blessed. By a priest.

The evening before the new Hooters opened, Monsignor Isidore Rozycki, head Catholic priest for the Greater Waco area, offered a "special prayer of blessing" for the restaurant at a VIP reception.

“Blessings are part of the Catholic tradition,” said Rozycki, who is pastor of St. Martin's Church in Tours. “You bless the building so it will be a safe haven, so that the families that enter will be blessed, so the employees will be blessed as they support their families.”

None of the articles specify how thoroughly the priest may have blessed the waitresses.

“The Catholic priest that they had seemed to think that the rest of these ministers, about 60 who signed the letter of petition against Hooters opening, were a little narrow-minded,” says the Baptist minister who started the petition. “But the Bible does say, ‘Narrow is the way’ to life, and wide is the road to destruction.”

Waco Tribune article

Agape Press ("Reliable News from a Christian Source") article

3 Comments:

Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

That was so funny! I totally plotzed!

"God loves boobies too.."

1/27/2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Can a "Holy Water wet t-shirt contest" be far behind?

1/27/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Hell, after all the disturbing news about Catholic priests over the past few years, I'm just happy to see one showing an interest in scantily clad women!

1/28/2006 12:42 AM  

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