I probably shouldn’t get my theological education from the Simpsons, but I can think of at least two instances where Reverend Lovejoy has commented that going to the bathroom is sinful. Is this just wacky Simpsons’ facetiousness or is it based on something the Bible actually says?
(Instance number 1, Marge kicks Homer out of the house and the Lovejoys show up to counsel her. Instead of telling her to take him back, they urge her to divorce him. When Marge points out that the Bible forbids divorce, the Reverend says, “Have you ever read this thing? Technically, we’re not even supposed to go to the bathroom.” Instance number 2, in the episode made up of vignettes of various Springfieldians daily lives, we see Reverend Lovejoy commanding his dog to do its “wicked, sinful duty”–his words–on Ned Flanders’ lawn.)
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy