In the Methodist circles WWP participates in, there's nothing more awkward than acknowledging that the current occupant of the White House shares the same Protestant brand. To be sure, Methodists are an eclectic lot: liberal to conservative, urban to rural, middle class and not, literal to figurative, and, sad to say, mostly older. One of the interesting factoids about the United Methodist Church is that in the United States there are roughly the same number of local congregations as there are post offices -- a parish in every neighborhood! [John Wesley would have liked that.]
What drives many Methodists nuts, however, is the president's politics, more particularly, his disregard for the denomination's essential, longstanding tradition for social justice. Pick a topic -- any topic -- and you'll find that the Great Uniter has pretty much isolated himself within a weirdly un-Wesleyan bubble. [Say what you will about Hillary Clinton, but at least she lives as though she's actually attended a Methodist church, and paid attention.]
So, imagine WWP's surprise yesterday when blog and lunch amigo Cliffdweller sent this along. Says he: "I say, let him go. We don't want him."
To which the people can only say, "Amen."
[Perhaps he'll take this obscenity with him on the way out.]