Saturday, August 07, 2010
I Can See the Headline Now
In the mail today I got information on a Pastor's Wives Retreat which is held annually in our district. Here is a portion of a paragraph:
"The state laws re: liability are much stricter, and we can no longer bring in home baked items. Nor can we bring a bowl, and empty the contents of a package into it. We can bring manufactured, pre-sealed, individual serving snacks. So, bringing snacks for 4-6 people is optional."
The government really does not believe that people can make any decisions for themselves. So Mrs. Luther, famous for her oatmeal scotchies or Mrs. Walther, famous for her chocolate chip cookies, or Mrs. Wyneken, famous for her lemon-jello poke cake, can no longer bring them to share with the group. How ridiculous. Neither can Mrs. Melancthon bring in a bag of chips and pour them into a bowl apparently. Doesn't it seem like this is just asking for civil disobedience?
Headline in the local paper day after the retreat:
"Pastors' Wives Arrested For Sharing Home Baked Goods"