by gubernatorial decree
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 22, 2008
It has, I realize, every appearance of being a ruse, but we're entering territory where parodists fear to tread. An OTR reader sends us this link to the office of South Carolina Governor Mark Sandor, who was either off his meds on the day in question, or whose Chief of Staff is being held hostage by the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart until the demands of their provisional wing are met.
Neither alternative is reassuring.
Governor -- State of South Carolina
WHEREAS, dancing is a vital component of our culture and heritage, providing a means of self-expression through art; and
WHEREAS, the choreographic vocabulary of liturgical dance utilizes a variety of visual art forms, including ballet, tap, jazz, African, and modern dance, hip-hop, mime, and sign language; and
WHEREAS, as a form of prayer and ministry, liturgical dance unites body, mind and spirit in visual praise and worship.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 30, 2005, asLITURGICAL DANCE DAY
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to learn more about this spiritual art form.
To date the Governor's Office has not taken a position on the use of glassware altar vessels. The question is presently under advisement.
Rochester Catholic image, photo via Rich Leonardi.
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