A Vanishing Act

Administrative note: Special thanks to BohemianMoon whose investigative efforts were quite helpful in compiling the information below.

In last month's blog entry titled Leaving the Churches High and Dry, we presented information on how Jon and Kate Gosselin were starting to renege on some of their promises to churches and other organizations that had booked them for speaking engagements.

This chain of broken promises coincided with a significant change of the Gosselins' booking conditions: $25,000 PLUS first class airfare and all expenses paid.

Their excuse? They need to spend more time with their kids. This would be great news if they weren't turning right around and continuing to book appearances to anyone who can cough up the money.

In response to numerous requests by readers, we are providing you with a list of known cancellations to date. In addition to the list below, some of the scheduled appearances still remaining on their calendar are rather tenuous and may also end up on the canceled list; watch this blog for further developments.

May 17, 2008 - Colorado Parents of Multiples Convention (Vail, CO) - canceled

May 17, 2008 - Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (Boulder, CO) - canceled

September 27-28, 2008 - New Life Community Church (Pineville/Alexandria, LA)
- canceled

November 1, 2008 - Noel Memorial UM Church (Shreveport, LA)
- canceled

January 23, 2009 - Mission Hills Church (Mission Viego, CA)
- canceled

January 24, 2009 - Mount of Olives Church (Mission Viejo, CA)
- canceled

January 25, 2009 - Bible Fellowship Church (Ventura, CA)
- canceled

March 7, 2009 - First Christian Church MOPS (Elizabethtown, KY) - canceled

April 18, 2009 - Free Methodist Southern Michigan Conference - canceled

October 23, 2009 - Ohio Child Conservation League (Huron, OH) - canceled

Surely self-professed Christians Jon and Kate prayed for guidance when making these changes... I wonder what made God change His mind and tell them that their special brand of Christian inspiration should be offered only to groups who can afford it?