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In their advertising campaign, CCC said they would be hosting parachuting bunnies - plural. But alas, it appears it was one bunny who descended the murky sky today into the public park at the Village. By the way, why the Village and not their own property as in former years? Our guess it's because the CCC lawn is shrinking in size due to the fact they have been selling off their land to - what - pay their mortgage? But still, if honesty were an issue, they could have at least billed it in the spirit of truthfulness and said we will have a parachuting bunny - singular - but I suppose I am majoring on a minor with that one.
So check out THIS ARTICLE Free At Last tipped me off to - a story of the parachuting bunny church Easter celebration phenom (i.e. a blatant attempt to lure the masses to church) - yet keep in mind the article was written in 2013, Therefore, CCC's perception of their cutting edge trend is on the decline before they even pretended it was their new and original idea this year. Just saying.
Since CCC is a church we think it odd that there was no mention of Jesus and the Risen Christ in any of their advertising. It was just... Parachuting Bunnies, egg hunts, dancing animals and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Not that reaching out to the community in a way that appeals to them isn't valid. Children do love Easter egg hunts and fictional characters no matter how pagan the origin. Even adults love to join in on the pretend Disney LaLa Land world of make believe. But isn't the death and resurrection of Christ the central idea to the Easter celebration in Christian churches?
What is really irksome for us is the way Ken Wilde preached against the pagan rituals of Easter and Christmas and Halloween the entire time we attended that church while we were raising our children. You either didn't participate in the pagan ritual out of fear or you did it secretly - and adopted the 'what they don't know won't know won't hurt them' attitude. (It's called not allowing religious leaders to steal your child's childhood thank you.) Can you imagine how it took some of the joy out of the holidays? On the other hand, our secret participation made it kind of special in a mysterious clandestine sort of way. But still, some of us can't help but feel ripped off in a way, as we observe Ken has lifted the ban on pagan rituals during holidays now that he has grandchildren, especially now that he is reaping such praise by doing it sooooo publically. We can totally identify with the Psalmist that mentions gnashing teeth.
Anyway, we hope they are happy that they got press over the weekend - public honor and praise - hailed as the hero church. But where was channel 7 with their cue cards when CCC wasn't paying their mortgage a few years ago which was published in the Idaho Statesman? Not that it was a story in itself. What makes it a story of interest is how the lead pastor family who controls the finances continued to spend extravagantly taking vacations in Hawaii, attending international church conferences, and parading designer outfits on instagram for anyone to see. And that's just what was noticeable at a distance. Apparently that isn't considered news but parachuting bunnies sure fits the bill.
The worship leader worker bee is on the channel 7 video as saying it's one of the largest easter egg hunts in the nation. Whaaat? If you Google easter egg hunts in the USA and you will see the potential for much larger turn outs. They flatter themselves with their elevated sense of importance. It may certainly be the largest Easter egg hunt in the Treasure Valley - but I'm sure their numbers pale on a national level. But, in their minds, they are the Big fish in a small pond.
So why did they host it at the Village? And how much did that cost? (Hey, let's not pay the mortgage this month and that should cover the expense.) Is it because their front and back lawns are being sold off in portions? No one mentioned that on the channel 7 glowing report. And why doesn't channel 7 investigate why CCC's property is shrinking? Why is this not news? I think it's time to call channel 6 on your side and tell them something fishy has been going on at 2760 E. Fairview Avenue for years now. Or there is always the Truth Squad with channel 2. Something tells me they could get to the bottom of the weirdness. We can just mention how KGW was in cohoots with scammer Jeremiah C. Yancy who is a wanted criminal in at least 4 states under different aliases for conning people to invest in his real estate ponzi scheme. Now that is newsworthy! Just remember you heard it here first. ;-)