I sorta agree that the jokes are in bad taste. On the other hand, the fact that it was posted on BB at all was effectively a call for snide comments... mostly directed at the preacher who chose a time and location where this was a potential hazard, rather than at the participants.
BoingBoing does lean cynical-to-sardonic. Compared to what some sites are going to do with this, we're being rather well behaved. That isn't a defense, just an observation.