In Monroe, GA, dozens of churchgoers of Solid Rock Ministries fell sick after a potluck dinner. (Please, make sure you click on the link and watch the video–mere words fail to do justice.) One participant said that people were “dropping like flies.” It was so bad that 24 church members were treated at the hospital, with 7 of them being admitted. The hospital has sent cultures and samples to a state lab for analysis.
In the meantime, if we may speculate, what could be the cause of this unlucky potluck? (ba-dum tsssh)
Could it be Margaret’s potato salad?
Junior dipping his dirty little fingers in all the desserts?
Something in the water? (That could explain a number of things . . .)
Or, how about this David Peal fellow who appears to be the only one NOT to get sick? Hmm.
Of course, as you can see at the end of the interview, we discover the true culprit. According to one of the church members, Edwin Smith, the only explanation is, “Satan. He steps in any way he can to destroy.”
Exactly, Mr. Smith. Exactly.
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.