Robbing the cradle

Friday, January 18th, 2002 - 9:28 am PST

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith has recently been spotted in the company of a girl 26 years his younger. It is further reported that he has been secretly removing items from the cage-like structure in which she resides. Stolen items to date include a rattle, a plush doll, and a pacifier. Asked how he could do such a thing, Smith said, “It’s just so easy - like taking candy from a baby.”