And now the latest installment in the ongoing battles between pious clergy and dirty, hippie-liberal musicians: St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Franken, Wisconsin has removed their organist for selling sex toys.
This story has been picked up by the Associated Press.
Linette Servais, had been serving St. Joseph's as organist and choir director for 35 years (since she was 15 years old?). She was not salaried, and it sounds like she volunteered her services. Linette also "says she started selling sex toys after treatment for a tumor left her experiencing sexual dysfunction". She feels that the sex toy business is her "ministry".
Sounds like wrongful termination to me. Though, I must wonder how much of a "ministry"
musicmuzak-making can ever be in the Roman Catholic church.
(via Boing Boing
And of course, leave it to CBS News to come up with Musician Canned For Focus On Wrong Organ
Labels: organists, Roman Catholocism
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