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Rev. Barbie Doll

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 07, 2010

The public has a right to know, and Religious News Service provides the facts:

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With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest. 

The Rev. Barbie-- complete with appropriate vestments, sensible shoes, and a miniature Bible-- is a big Facebook personality, drawing 3,000 friends in a week. Which is a pretty good crowd, especially compared with attendance at the typical Episcopalian parish. But it makes you wonder: Is some nasty critic deliberately engaged in ridicule of Episcopalians? Nope.

The Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, an Episcopal priest in Kent, Ohio, created "Episcopal Priest Barbie High Church Edition" for a friend, the Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, when she got her first pulpit assignment in Manlius, N.Y.

In other news, the Archbishop of Canterbury wonders whether the Catholic Church in Ireland is losing credibility. 

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