PZ Myers is a biologist and associate profesor at the University of Minnesota. He also writes the science blog Pharyngula. I gave him a nod the other day for his post, It's A Frackin’ Cracker!, about the communion wafer "kidnapping".
While Googling himself Bill Donohue of the Catholic League discovered Myers' post and marshalled the full force of his furies against Myers for his blasphemy, urging his minions to email the university demanding Myers' ouster. Bill Donohue quotes himself in the press release:
It is hard to think of anything more vile than to intentionally desecrate the Body of Christ. We look to those who have oversight responsibility to act quickly and decisively.With the McDonalds' protests still fresh in my mind I imagine the general tone of the emails to the University of Minnesota will go something a little something like this:
Because of your disrespect for the Cathlic death cookie I and my 6 children and 16 grandchildren will no longer be frequenting your university. We don't like them cookies anyways because they stick to the roof of your mouth. We perfer Pringle's, expecially the new chipotle flavored ones. Anyhoo, until you fire Mr. Myers we will be boycotting all your classes and not spending another of our hardearned dimes in your bookstores. And I was going to buy me a puzzle book there for my 40th birthday!!!!If you have a spare five minutes, write a short note to the University President at:
President Robert H. BruininksPlease spellcheck, proofread, be polite, and rational.
202 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The purpose of communion, any communion, is for people to feel a unity with each other - not the food, no matter how magic or McDonaldsy it is.