Obviously, such is not an endeavor to be undertaken without grave consideration. After all, Lutherans have a long and sometimes sordid history with the species in question. Consider:
(For those of you who can't quite place this, it's Cranach's "Pope-Ass" from the Luther-Melanchthon pamphlet, "Of Two Wonderful Popish Monsters.")
Oh dear. And yet, for the sake of the Gospel, or at least fundraising for a Lutheran high school, pastors from circuits hereabouts were willing to saddle up and play a little Donkey Basketball:
(Unfortunately, due to flash photography and child management issues, clearer photos could not be obtained. Thanks to arthritis amazons for managing to snap these. Lack of sufficient photo evidence nonwithstanding, rest assured that the entire event was nothing short of hilarious.)
Seems to me there's potential for another caption contest here, or at least for a few impertinent remarks...
P.S. My rodeo-ready husband would like me to add that he and his trusty steed "The Enforcer," aka "Leo," scored two baskets.