You read the post title and thought I had a real home run metaphor for you, a lá Killing Cockroaches or Chasing Lions. Well, consider yourself disappointed. You might not learn too much from this one, but hopefully you’ll at least get a kick out of it:
PETA is up in arms (a common place for them to be) over a recent church cookbook called Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread. The controversy? One of the recipes involves boiling and skinning a guinea pig.
Church leaders argue that “[a guinea pig] is easily digested and has a lot of good nutritional content.” The Stuggart Guinea Pig Association, who I’m sure you’re all familiar with, argues “It is shocking. Eating pets is not part of our culture.”
The lesson for your church? It’s probably not a good idea to encourage parishioners to eat things that are cute, cuddly and generally considered pets. Keep your eyes out for the “Is eating pets part of your church culture” poll question in the coming weeks.