Posted by Christopher Johnson | Thursday, July 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 49 Comments
One of the reasons for my inclination toward Puritanism is the ludicrously awful taste in modern liturgical vestments. Better not to wear vestments at all than to wear the appalling “LOOK AT ME!!” crap that Brian Thom, the Episcopal Bishop of Idaho(left), got himself consecrated in a while back.
This is not to single out the Episcopalians; horrifying taste in vestments extends pretty much across the Christian vestment-wearing spectrum. But the Episcopalians seem to have a bit more of a flair for making sartorial jackasses of themselves as Mrs. Schori legendarily demonstrated a couple of years ago.
Anyway, some new vestments have been created specifically for GenCon. I guess they’re based on that Real African WordTM symbol of theirs. But as soon as I saw them, they reminded me of something else but I couldn’t immediately put my finger on it.