SPRINGFIELD, USA --- Homer Simpson is now a Seventh-day Adventist. His new-found religious identity will be unveiled in the long-running show's 28th season set to debut this fall.
Much to the dismay of his Evangelical nemesis Ned Flanders, Homer Simpson has decided to join what he calls the "best potluck church out there."
Simpsons writers confessed to hunting intensely for a new storyline to keep the series fresh after so many years.
Series spokesperson Donah Teeter said the writers jumped at the chance of having Homer join such a "quirky religion."
Teeter said there was "literally endless material in having a character as drama prone and ill-disciplined as Homer become a Seventh-day Adventist."
Teeter said that while Homer makes his initial decision to join Adventism after an exceptional Adventist potluck, he is too distracted in any of the pre-baptismal prep classes to notice any of the fine print.
The new season starts September 25. Teeter promises "apocalyptically good TV."