It’s Sunday with The Bard of Murdock

The following poem was originally published by The Bard of Murdock on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Please read the article link provided by the Bard before reading the poem.



Matthew 18:15-20, Revised

The S.J. Capistrano code
Prohibits more than two
From gathering inside a home
For biblical review.
To integrate the city code
With sacred holy writ,
I’ve intermingled both as one
And made a perfect fit:
If next of kin against ye sins,
Return ye with a friend,
But keep in mind, you’ll all be fined
If more than two attend.
Where two are gathered in my name,
I shall be in thy midst,
But if the group expands to three,
You’ll make the sheriff’s list.
So praise the Father and the Son
And praise the Holy Ghost,
But keep your praises to yourself
On California’s coast.
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5 thoughts on “It’s Sunday with The Bard of Murdock

  1. This story is outrageous. Where’s the ACLU?

    I thought maybe it was a parking problem, neighbors complaining, etc. But the neighbors are standing up for them. This is outrageous, but unfortunately, we have slid so far down the road of positive rights, that municipalities can legally get by with this.

    Their only recourse is to vote out the malefactors in city government. I think that was why Clint Eastwood got into politics in Carmel.

  2. What? California has an issue with Jesus? But, don’t they welcome diversity and all that touchy-feely stuff? Hmm. I reckon these outlaw Christians were somehow oppressing a minority group in some fashion, or threatening the lives of a protected animal species. Is that it? Is that what they did?

    Probably. You KNOW how those Bible-thumpers are. They’re all about hate and segregation and that whole “Jesus is LORD” vitriolic rhetoric that is too exclusive and not inclusive enough. They brought this on themselves. I’m sure they were trying to offend or break the law.

    (sarcasm is now OFF)

    Ekklesia: Greek: meaning gathering or assembly. Last time I checked, isn’t gathering a Constitutional right?

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