2008-07-05 Body Of Christ Snatched From Church, Held Hostage By UCF Student
'Body Of Christ' Snatched From Church, Held Hostage By UCF Student
...thereby violating separation of church and state...
Cook claims he planned to consume it, but first wanted to show it to a fellow student senator he brought to Mass who was curious about the Catholic faith.
They act like Cook has stolen a singular object of value, but the wafer is mass-produced at a cost of about 1.2 cents per cracker; dozens to hundreds (one per participating parishioner) are eaten at each Eucharist service.
Thus began the 2008 sacred wafer scandal.
 shorter text
“A University of Central Florida student, upset [that] religious groups hold church services on public campuses” thereby violating separation of church and state, “is holding hostage the Eucharist, an object so sacred to Catholics [that] they call it the Body of Christ.”