Smith ceases, desists

Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - 7:12 pm PST

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith spent the day ceasing and desisting today after receiving an unexpected cease and desist order in the mail this morning. A lawyer for Rev. Smith issued a statement this evening explaining that there is little that Smith can do in this situation, and that any further activity of any sort on his part would most likely not be in compliance with the cease and desist order. He has therefore strongly advised his client to be on the safe side.