A preacher wanted to raise money for his church and being told that there was a fortune in horse racing decided to purchase one and enter him in the races.
However, at the local auction the going prices for horses was so steep the preacher ended up buying a donkey instead.
He figured that since he had it, he might as well go ahead and enter it in the races, and to his surprise the donkey came in third.
The next day the racing form carried this headline:
"PREACHER'S ASS SHOWS"
The preacher was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the races again. This time he won. the form read:
"PREACHER'S ASS OUT IN FRONT"
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity he orderd the preacher not to enter the donkey in another race. The newspaper headline that day:
"BISHOP SCRATCHES PREACHER'S ASS"
This was too much for the Bishop and he ordered the preacher to get rid of the animal. The Preacher decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The headline the next day read:
"NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN"
The Bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to dispose of the donkey, and she finally found a farmer who was willing to buy the animal for $10.00. The next paper's headline stated:
"NUN PEDDLES ASS FOR TEN BUCKS"
They buried the Bishop the next day.