Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for June 27, 1993
Rev. Sloan: (Ah...a potential member! No...no, it's just the postman). So what would you like to know about Little Church of Walden, folks? Don't hold back - I know how difficult it can be to choose a church. Man: Well, what's your basic approach here, Reverand? Is it traditional gospel? Rev. Sloan: In a way. I like to describe it as 12-Step Christianity...Basically, I believe that we're all recovering sinners. My ministry is about overcoming denial, it's about re-commitment, about redemption. It's all in the brochure there. Woman: Wait a minute - sinners? Redemption? Doesn't that imply...guilt? Rev. Sloan: Well, yes. I do rely on the occasional disincentive to keep the flock from going astray. Guilt's part of that! Man: I dunno. There's so much negativity in the world as it is. Woman: That's right. We're looking for a church that's supportive. A place where we can feel good about ourselves. I'm not sure the guilt thing works for us. Man: On the other hand, you do offer racquetball. Woman: So did the Unitarians, honey. Let's shop around some more.