When good pageants go bad

Epic fail, at a Christmas pageant…

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Incredibly, no one was hurt during this camel catastrophe — though I imagine the poor creature’s pride was wounded.

Details, from the Palm Beach Post:

Lula Bell didn’t mean to become the star of First Baptist Church’s Christmas pageant dress rehearsal on Thursday evening.

But when a 1,000-pound camel and its rider topple into the pews, it’s impossible not to take notice.

Maybe it was stage fright: The appearance at the West Palm Beach church on Flagler Drive was apparently Lula Bell’s first gig.

Or maybe it was a bum front right knee that worship pastor Chuck Lewis said had been bothering her.

But instead of folding into a sitting position (called “cushing”), Lula Bell balked, then stumbled and fell to her right, knocking the third wise man into the horrified audience.

No one was injured, including Lula Bell and her rider, Alex James, said Lewis, who is the producer of the pageant and benefit concert, called Project Christmas.

“Everybody’s OK,” Lewis said Friday. “That’s the most important thing.”

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  1. I remember when we were Protestants our Christmas services were always a “horse and pony show” in our pastor’s own words. We would have original plays, songs, skits, etc etc, and the service would go for >2 hours. Every year we tried to outdo the year before. We often would invite our “unsaved” family members who may have been visiting for the holidays. I still remember even then, feeling embarrassed that my in laws and relatives would think I was going to a circus every week.
    Oh well, I am so thankful for the Catholic faith and the way the Church prepares our hearts during a real Advent, then celebrates Christmas for much longer than a day.
    Where did we get the idea that a Christmas story was about a show rivaling a hollywood production? I think when you remove the sacraments from the Church, there remains a vacuum that needs to be filled. And so it gets filled….

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  1. RT @TopsyRT: Eek. Epic fail at a Christmas pageant. http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

  2. Other than that, how was the Christmas pageant? RT @TheAnchoress Camels do not belong in churches. Think, people! http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

  3. RT @TopsyRT: When good pageants go bad http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

  4. The Anchoress says:

    Camels do not belong in churches. Think, people! http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

  5. Hah. RT @theanchoress: Camels do not belong in churches. Think, people! http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

  6. Nice Deb says:

    RT @gabrielmalor: Hah. RT @theanchoress: Camels do not belong in churches. Think, people! http://bit.ly/fhPw9N

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