Weekly Round up of Stuff – The Beer Edition

My Regular feature about random little things I’ve spotted online this week.

Something about Trump being Esther…

No Donald Trump has not had a sex change and started calling himself Esther! Well… I don’t think he has… Anyway, The Christian Broadcast Network has interviewed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which… well…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that it is “possible” that President Trump is meant to save the Jewish people.

He made the comments during an interview in Jerusalem with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

“As a Christian I certainly believe that’s possible,” Pompeo responded when asked whether Trump is a new Esther, who in the Bible convinced the king of Persia not to slaughter the Jewish people. ADVERTISEMENT

The CBN interview falls on Purim, a Jewish holiday that marks Esther’s story.

The CBN hosts in questioning Pompeo referred to Iran as the modern-day threat to the Jewish people. Trump last year withdrew the U.S. from the Iranian nuclear treaty and reimposed sanctions on the country.

thehill.com

Check out the rest at thehill.com. There’s also a video of the interview… but that acted strange for me…

Update… and a video of it on Twitter…

Vicar Complains About Own Church

Alright. Typing Vicar Complains About Own Church isn’t the most earth shattering thing to ever type. This dude complained to the council… (Thanks to Jon W for finding this)

The PERFECT LENT THING!!!

Some people give up stuff for Lent. Stuff like Facebook, swearing, and beer…

Other people take up things for Lent, things like acts of kindness, Bible Readings, and beer…

Wait a minute…

I may start canvassing opinion on if I should drink only beer for Lent next year…

What do you reckon?

Have you heard about the 7 priests walking into a bar?

It sounds like the start of a joke…

Admittingly the punchline needs some work…

Check this out from the bbc.co.uk website:

Pub bosses have apologised after asking a group of trainee priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.

The seven Roman Catholic seminarians had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren’s ordination when they were asked to move on.

But assistant manager Matt Morgan said they received a free round of drinks when the situation was explained.

“They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” he said.

“The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”

There is a happy ending…

“The doorman basically said something along the lines of, ‘sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos’.”

The students had started to leave when they were approached by the bar manager.

“He basically said, ‘you’re real, aren’t you?’,” said Fr Doyle.

“He invited them back in and when they walked back in the entire pub burst into a round of applause, and they had a free round off The City Arms.”

Read more on the BBC website.

I guess I have a few questions

Are groups of drunken priests wondering the local pubs an issue in your area?

Would you worry, if you saw a group of priests in your local pub?

Is there a difference between student priests and a stag party?