Looks like Barbie has seen the darkness of her ways and has found the light. Not only did Barbie get saved, she’s become ordained and has the outfits and accessories to match. The Rev Barbie has gained more than 3,000 friends on facebook and is focused on showing faithfuls that the church can be fun and have a sense of humor. The doll actually belongs to the Rev. Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew, rector of Christ (Episcopal) Church, in Manlius, N.Y., near Syracuse. The doll, her wardrobe and even the dressing room were a gift from Cleaver-Bartholomew’s friend, the Rev. Julie Blake Fisher, a priest in Kent, Ohio.
With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling: as a second-career Episcopal priest.
The 11.5-inch-tall fictional graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., has donned a cassock and surplice and is rector at St. Barbara’s-by-the-Sea in (where else?) Malibu, Calif.
This should be a great way to engage the children because these are NOT good ways to engage children.