Thursday, August 09, 2007

Please, Father - Just Bare your Soul

From (That's the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; everybody knows that only those who are post-intelligent would ever go live in Seattle.):

A Catholic priest faces an indecent exposure charge after jogging in the nude about an hour before sunrise.

The Rev. Robert Whipkey told officers he had been running naked at a high school track and didn't think anyone would be around at that time of day, a police report said.

He told officers he sweats profusely if he wears clothing while jogging. "I know what I did was wrong," he said in the report.

Whipkey did not return phone messages. His attorney, Doug Tisdale, told the Daily Times-Call of Longmont that Whipkey had no comment.

Whipkey, 53, was arrested around 4:30 a.m. June 22 in this town about 20 miles north of Denver.

The Archdiocese of Denver said it takes the incident seriously but is awaiting the outcome of the case. Whipkey remains an active priest.

If convicted of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, he would have to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said.

I certainly hope Fr. Whipkey doesn't "sweat profusely" while celebrating Mass. I'd hate to see what's under the chasuble halfway through the Offertory. It does seem a bit extreme to label him as a sex offender, but I guess there is no legal category for "demented doofus offender."

One more example of The Waffler's ultimate disproof of Subjectivism - just look at reality. No one could possibly make this up.