Religion: Joke

"RECTOR OF EPISCOPAL CHURCH IS JAILED ON A CHARGE OF KIDNAPING. MYSTERY OF DISAPPEARING BABIES SOLVED AS CLERGYMAN STANDS ON CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

"Up on the Hudson River, in a parish noted for the idiosyncrasy of its rector, there have lately been a number of baptisms. In each of these, at a certain point, the rector has taken the babies to be baptized, following the Prayer Book rubric: Then the minister shall take the child into his arms. ... At the end of the service, however, he has refused to return the baby to the...

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