Orange County CW is #13!

posted by Mike on October 20th, 2006

Being #13 is not too bad, when you’re on The OC Weekly’s list of the county’s top 100 things.

No. 13: Christianity’s Dwight Smith
Whether you enjoy the fire and brimstone of Chuck Smith’s Calvary Chapel or its Spanish-language offshoot, the Templo Calvario (the largest Latino evangelical church in the United States)—or the gaudy Golgotha that is the Trinity Broadcasting Network headquarters; the Southern Baptist dressed in purpose known as Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church; the queer-friendly Metropolitan Community Church; the pedo-protecting ways of the Catholic Diocese of Orange, or the annual Harvest Crusade spectacle—Orange County hosts every manifestation of Christendom imaginable. We loves our Prince o’ Peace, and a lot of us will kick the ass of anybody who feels differently. But the man who best follows in the footsteps of the Nazarene remains the remarkable Dwight Smith, the man who runs a Catholic Worker from a large home in Santa Ana filled with the blessed of the Earth. Buy your way into heaven—give Dwight your extra pennies. Isaiah House, 316 S. Cypress Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 558-7478.

Hey! Don’t forget Dwight Smith’s wife, Leia, you sexist pigs! (Rebecca Schoenkopf)

Winchell’s Donuts President Bob Zanolli, Catholic Worker Dwight Smith, and some homeless kids at a press event in 2003. Photo by Mike Benedetti.

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  1. On October 20, 2006 at 22:07 paxton said:

    I’ve learned so much from that Mexican over the years.

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