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Student Who Took Eucharist Voted Out

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Webster Cook, 23, a Catholic and student, and Senator of the University of Central Florida’s Student Government Association, was voted out and removed from his position.

Cook secretly took the Eucharist out of the church after mass.

Cook says he is Catholic and went to Catholic school. He knows he has to eat the Eucharist and had planned to. SGA colleagues said Cook’s behavior on June 29 was not becoming of someone on their board. Cook says what he did was not meant to hurt or disrespect. “I didnt think that not taking the Eucharist immediately would disrupt mass. I previously witnessed people return to their seats and break it to share with someone; people who are ill. I’ve seen people go back and pray. I didn’t think it was out of the ordinary,” Cook said.

Cook says he feels his rights were violated. He believes he was manhandled by churchgoers who made a scene screaming that he had stolen the Eucharist and tried to pry it out of his hands before he could eat it.

The SGA is to be commended for taking this malfeasance seriously as an ethics violation.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

August 30, 2008 at 1:35 am

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  1. a 23 yr old who went to catholic school didn’t know u can’t swipe the eucharist?
    he got justice. what a cry baby.

    Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 10:14 am

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO He’s going to hell. Those people should have minded their own business. It’s no concern of theirs that he took the Eucharist out of church. I see this as nonsense.

    Mario

    August 30, 2008 at 4:20 pm

  3. That’s because you’re not a Catholic and don’t believe in the body and blood of Christ.

    T

    August 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm


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