Update: And if Harper did pocket the Communion wafer, there will be a shit storm.
Update: Weak justification of the day, from Dimitri Soudas:
Soudas said he doesn't see how Harper had a choice.Um, he had a choice about whether or not to join the line for Communinion and he chose the former. Someone in your office fucked up big time, by not briefing Harper and made the boss look like a goof. Just admit it and move on.
"I would simply say, 'Who is the prime minister to question a priest who offered him communion?'"
Update: Here is the tape. Harper was in the first pew and the priest apparently approached the pew to hand out Communion (which is kind of odd, but whatever). Harper, if he had been briefed properly, should have asked for a blessing and all would have been well, but instead he reaches out for the wafer and then doesn't know what to do next. AWKWARD.
Update: Looking at the tape again, it appears as if Harper was, in fact, in line for Communion. Seriously, if that was the case, someone in his office needs to get a new job. Of course, it could be a case of not telling the boss something, because he "knows" everything. Recommend this Post