Sunday, June 12, 2011

Boston Herald: Old North Church vicar defends Palin on Revere

“I am amazed that this silly story refuses to die.”
Rev. Stephen T. Ayres, vicar of Old North Church, told the Boston Herald this weekend he blames the “gotcha”-seeking media for misrepresenting Sarah Palin’s comments made when she stopped at the historic landmark earlier this month:
“I am amazed that this silly story refuses to die,” he said. “I lament what’s happening to our culture. Everything is reduced to one-upmanship or gotcha.”

Ayres said he feels somewhat responsible because he tutored Palin on the particulars of Revere’s 1775 ride and teen exploits as a bell-ringer at the fabled church. So he has fired back at left-leaning bloggers by penning a post of his own on the church Web site.


Ayres said he welcomed Palin, her parents, and her daughter Piper to the church on the morning of June 2, as she traveled the East Coast on her “One Nation” tour. He gave them the usual “one if by land, two if by sea” lesson, but added in how Revere founded the church’s bell-ringing guild in 1750 as a teen and how he warned the British after being arrested on the night of his famous ride that the minutemen had been alerted.

Hence Palin’s quote to the press that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”

The Palin-hating left and their media minions, even when proven wrong by historians and by Revere's own account of his activities, are so obsessed with destroying Gov. Palin that they will never admit that she is right and they are wrong.

- JP


  1. The "good vicar" commented below the Herald's article that he was NOT defending Sarah. Seems plausible inasmuch as its likely such a politically sensitive post such as the vicar of Old North Church in modern-day Boston would have to pass a Barney Frank social agenda test.

  2. Palin needs more of this. Stand ups to the fals narratives of the media.

    By the way, how many of our GOP "candidates" have stood up against the NYT's and Washighton Post's search and destroy tactics?

  3. The Episcopal Church is apostate and heretical, the result of decades of Cafeteria Christianity practiced by the left wingers who began taking over the denomination back in the 1960s. They have so corrupted the Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and every other facet of the faith with leftist politics that they have driven more orthodox Christians such as myself out of the Church we loved in our youth. I converted to Catholicism last year and have never looked back in regret. Others await the ordinates, while still others have found fulfillment in schism versions of Anglican faith. Whatever works, since for many, TEC no longer does.

    The Old North Church Vicar, had he been more supportive of Gov. Palin in his comments, would probably have been cast out of his parish by his good "progressive" congregants.

    - JP