Sunday, July 14th, 2002 - 1:53 pm PDT

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith was pigeonholed yesterday by a mob of unruly teenagers. The incident began after a pubescent male spotted Smith eating a cheeseburger in public. Giving him a quizzical look, he proceeded to point Smith out to nearby friends. Hoping to avoid confrontation, Smith put the cheeseburger in front of his face and slowly backed his way toward the exit, but before he could escape, the unruly teens had struck up a conversation, making Smith admit he was the one behind that LEGO Bible thing on the internet. Attempts to convince the teens that there was “more to [him] that just that” were unsuccessful.