Reverend Lovejoy, Springfield's Baptist Minister, is the community's spiritual leader, but little does his community know, he has an addiction. Every Sunday, as usual, he passes around the collection plate. And after the sermon, Reverend Lovejoy takes the money and heads to the local Monty Burns Casino. Another Sunday, another hard loss. Rumours begin circulating and before he knew is, Reverend Lovejoy has lose his flock, barely anyone is left at his Sunday mass. This leaves him depressed. No community and no money, he finds a way out. He sets fire to the church, and goes down with his ship.