Dinosaur Sighting in Bridgehampton

Posted on 23 July 2014

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Pastor Katrina Foster and daughter Zoya pose with the giant raptor statue in front of Bridgehampton’s Incarnation Lutheran Church. Photo by Mara Certic.

By Mara Certic

People driving through Bridgehampton may be searching for an explanation behind the newest lawn ornament at the Incarnation Lutheran Church this week.

But according to Pastor Katrina Foster, the 350-pound, nine-foot-tall raptor is spending the week in front of the church not to provide any sort of comment or message but simply to provide a little bit of comic relief.

Three years ago, as Pastor Foster drove past Yesterday’s Treasures—the statue store on County Road 39 in Southampton that often resembles a prehistoric, stationary zoo—she turned to her wife and asked “Wouldn’t it be funny if we put a dinosaur in front of the church?”

When her wife, Pamela, responded with laughter, Pastor Foster “knew she was onto something,” she said.

Larry Schaeffer, at Yesterday’s Treasures, agreed to loan out the dinosaur for free for one week a summer (“you can’t have it for long, it’ll lose its impact,” he reportedly warned Pastor Foster). The only condition: that the church cover the cost of insuring the dinosaur—which was paid after the church’s insurance company determined the dinosaur was worth the equivalent of a high-end photocopier.

This is the third year of “Dino Days” at the Bridgehampton Church, but the first year that Pastor Foster’s daughter, Zoya, has been home from sleep-away camp to see the dinosaur on the front lawn of the church.

Pastor Foster referred to Zoya as her “secret weapon” in this paleontological procurement; this year’s raptor is the biggest yet.

When Pastor Foster announced at a meeting on Monday morning that this week was “Dino Days,” a secular woman who she said would never step foot in a church, made a point of complimenting Pastor Foster on her dino-decision, and said: “It’s such a nice counter-weight to the hateful churches and all their hatefulness.”

 

 

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3 Responses to “Dinosaur Sighting in Bridgehampton”

  1. timmy says:

    Sounds like ‘pastor foster’ is a homosexual. does anybody realize that God HATES homosexuality?! its an ABOMINATION In His eyes and he must, because He is HOLY, send homosexuals along with all other sinners to an eternal hell! see 1 cor 6:9. please dont smear Jesus’ HOLY Name thru the mud by claiming to be a christian while holding to this sinful lifestyle and leading precious souls astray! REPENT while you have breath!

  2. E.M. Maxx says:

    Was that a joke timmy ?

  3. timmy says:

    No joke! God’s word will never change!

    “GODS WORD WILL STAND AGAINST THE RAGING TIDE OF THOSE WHO CRITICIZE AND WORK THEIR EVIL PLANS;
    GODS WORD WILL STAND AGAINST THE GATES OF HELL, WITH POWER TO PREVAIL IN THE HEARTS OF MEN— GODS WORD WILL STAND” -L.F.


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