-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
Navarre, Florida, resident Jackie Trebesh was pulled over by a Santa Rosa County deputy and given a trespass warning after leaving mass at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. She was also denied communion during mass. Here crime? Someone said her daughter, Kelly, had improperly disposed of the host in the parking lot.
The host being the communion wafer.
The priest had requested the traffic stop, and she and her daughter were issued trespass warnings.
Trebesh thinks someone saw her daughter spit out gum in the parking lot. When asked if the evidence had be verified, Peggy Dekeyser, the communications officer for the diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, declined comment.
If the priest wants to enforce his crazy mumbo-jumbo and deny communion to one of his sheep, that’s one thing. But for a deputy sheriff to use his official capacity to enforce that punishment outside the church is beyond the pale.