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Pastor uses Simpsons to help keep the faith

Simpsons News — Posted 31 Oct, 2005 by Scott

Homer Simpson sleeps through church, refers to God as "omnivorous," and once sold his soul to the devil for a doughnut.

But the Rev. Jim Reinarz believes that the animated patriarch has a lot to teach his congregation about Christianity.

"The Simpsons are the most spiritual family on television," said Mr. Reinarz, pastor of First Presbyterian Church-Grand Prairie. "They pray, they talk to God, they deal with everyday problems through their faith – even if it is a little distorted sometimes."

Last Sunday, Mr. Reinarz's Sunday school class began a multiweek series on the faith of Fox's animated family. The group joins Protestant congregations across the country turning to pop culture touchstones such as The Simpsons, Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss to attract members.

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