Dear Deacon Ken Bilgrien, The recent heat your parish has received regarding your pig wrestling event has moved me to contact you. I'm sure that many animal rights organization have already contacted you, but I wanted to write you a letter from mine. My Organization is Leviathan Project, a faith-based, Christian animal protection project.
The mission of your Parish is, "to be one with Christ in making the reign of God a reality." I would like to remind you that the Bible tells us that God wishes for His people to protect animals.
In Leviticus and Deuteronomy we see that God created the Sabbath, not just for people, but also for animals so that they could rest. In Deuteronomy and Exodus God tells us that if we come across a donkey or ox that has fallen under its load, even if it belongs to our enemy, we are commanded to help it up and eliminate its suffering. In Proverbs 12:10 we are told, "the righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel."
As far as being "one with Christ" we must remember His teachings. In the book of Matthew Jesus tells us that we shouldn't worry. He teaches this by pointing out what great care God provides for animals. In Luke Jesus points out that not one sparrow is forgotten by God.