Smith participates in ‘Yankee swap’

Friday, December 27th, 2002 - 10:51 pm PST

Eyebrows were raised today when local newspapers leaked that over the holidays The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith had participated in a esoteric group activity known as a ‘Yankee swap’. Strongly denying any wrongdoing on his part, Smith characterized the event, which took place at his uncle’s residence, as a “fun holiday tradition” which “brings great pleasure to all those involved”. He admitted, however, that not all the swapping is necessarily consensual, and that “occasionally someone gets screwed.”