Public Ministry

Public Ministry


I knew Rob Schenck in 1989.

He was then, as he is now, just a slut

For media attention.  By design,

He netted coverage.  To make the cut,

He’’d seek out cameramen and shake his butt——

A ghastly dance of public charity.

His ass has never made it from that rut.

When he gives alms, he needs the world to see.

And now he’’s preaching with sobriety

Exactly what the media elite

Want him to preach.  He hastens to agree

With every shibboleth they think is neat.

He’’ll earn the fine reward he’’s deftly planned.

Infernal anchormen will shake his hand.


–Tom Riley


(Pastor wins media attention for going from pro-life to pro-choice.)