A 53-year-old Catholic priest from Colorado, made the brilliant decision to run around naked about an hour before sunrise thinking no one would notice him. But, of course, the cops noticed there were two full moons out that night and arrested the priest who now faces an indecent exposure charge.
Admitting that what he did was wrong, the Rev. Robert Whipkey told police officers he decided to run naked because he sweats a lot if he wears clothing while jogging. Uh father, it’s not just you. If any of us run around in circles for a while we sweat. Sometimes a lot.
According to AP reports, Whipkey was arrested around 4:30 a.m. June 22, about 20 miles north of Denver. However he still remains an active priest while awaiting the court’s decision. He would have to register as a sex offender if he gets convicted of indecent exposure, a misdemeanour.
Here’s a good rule for priests and all of us. If something you’re about to do might embarrass the church don’t do it. Running around naked in the ‘wee’ hours should raise some internal alarms. What might have once been written off as an eccentricity is just an avenue for more people to lose their faith. With so many people out there attempting to embarrass us, let’s not help them so much.