This is an email I received....
take it as an email. This is not meant to offend anyone, just that we are proud of our city, our Steelers and our people!
A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco to work east from there. Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and taking notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign which read "$1,000 a minute". Seeking the pastor, he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor informed him that this golden phone is a direct line to heaven. If he pays the price, he can talk directly to God!
As the man continued to visit churches in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the United States, he found more golden phones with the same sign and the same explanation from each pastor.
Finally, he arrived in Pennsylvania. Upon entering a church in Pittsburgh, he saw the usual golden telephone. THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 35 cents". Fascinated, he talked to the pastor.
"Father, I've been in cities all across the country, and, in each church, I've found this golden phone. I was told it is a direct line to heaven, but in other churches, the cost was $1,000 per minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents per call. Why?"
The priest, smiling, replied: "Son, you're in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now. This is home of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- 6 times Super Bowl Champions, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins. We have 3 vibrant rivers meeting at the Point of the most beautiful downtown area. We're a city of the best hospitals and the friendliest people in the world! You're in God's country - it's a local call! "