South Carolina Governor Proclaims "Liturgical Dance Day"
(Hat tip: Dave Hartline at The Catholic Report)
Go ahead and take Mark Sanford, South Carolina's conservative Governor, off the "short list" to be McCain's running mate:
With Sanford on the ticket, McCain would lose the vote of devout Catholics for sure.
WHEREAS, dancing is a vital component of our culture and heritage, providing a means of self-expression through art; and
WHEREAS, the choreographic vocabulary of liturgical dance utilizes a variety of visual art forms, including ballet, tap, jazz, African, and modern dance, hip-hop, mime, and sign language; and
WHEREAS, as a form of prayer and ministry, liturgical dance unites body, mind and spirit in visual praise and worship.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 30, 2005, as
LITURGICAL DANCE DAY
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to learn more about this spiritual art form.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA