Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pastor Refuses to Perform Wedding Ceremony because of the Bride’s ‘Sexy Dress’

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exact style dress worn by a professional model 

This story reminds me of the outrage of pastors in Deeper Life Church Nigeria after pictures of John and Love Kumuyi's wedding in Jamaica appeared online. This story happened in Houston, and involves African Americans. The wedding did not go on after the pastor stood his ground that the bride's wedding dress was not suitable for a church wedding.

He even disallowed another minister among the wedding guests to carry out the ceremony. It is his church after all. I thought this only happened in Nigeria.

What do you think of this story?

The wedding scheduled Saturday, August 10th, was scheduled for 3pm. At 2pm, the pastor greeted the bride and groom when he noticed the bride’s dress. According to the bride’s mother, the pastor jokingly asked ‘where is the other half of the dress?’ Not thinking anything of it, the family laughed it off and continued applying make-up on the bride. Around 2:30pm the pastor asked a leader of the church to ask the bride and the family about the other part of her dress. The bride informed the leader ‘this is it’. The leader reported the news to the pastor and then the pastor informed personally the bride and groom at separate times he could not perform the wedding with the bride in her selected dress. The pastor told the bride she would have to cover up her breast area and find a way to add length to the dress. The bride informed the pastor there is no way to accomplish this with so short of a notice and she has to wear her dress. Then the pastor informed her he would not be able to perform the ceremony then walked back to his office.

The wedding party tried many times to change the pastor’s decision but their efforts were ineffective. Around 4:15pm guests at the wedding were growing impatient and were looking for answers for the delay. When they were told the reason for the delay around 4:35pm their impatience change to anger and disbelief.

After hearing how the bride was crying her eyes out in the back, a minister who was a guest at the wedding offered to perform the ceremony. When the minister asked the pastor for permission to perform the ceremony, the pastor told him ‘no’ and expressed to him how his request was disrespectful. asked the bride and groom for pictures of the dress but instead was sent an email with a link of the exact dress worn by a professional model from the company’s website. The bride did mention, ‘there were small alterations made to the dress to fit more desirably to my vision.’ “I’m a unique person, I chose this dress because it’s different than the traditional wedding gown you see at every wedding” the bride said.

Two days later the couple is still not married and is currently looking into options to recoup money their family lost with travel, food, and other expenses.

The Truth Ministries Holiness Church was established 14 months ago and currently rent a converted shoe store for worship services. Calls to Apostle Canty and Truth Ministries were not returned. Neither the bride or groom were members of the church.

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  1. HA HA HA

    I no fit shout oh!
    Make I wait see wetin people go talk sha.



  2. oh dear. I'm trying to imagine this dress on a more voluptuous real life size 14 woman.
    I can't even wear this as a wedding guest so sorry I'm with the pastor on this.
    if she wants a beach wedding she should have hired a registrar. The pastor though has some liability if it is not aknown or written policy of the church not to wed indecently dressed brides. Such laws must be rigorously displayed and not left at Pastors discretion to avoid disappointments

  3. I give the pastor 21 Gbosa,I mean hailling him.the kingdom of heaven is @ hand.what are pple turning the church to.A discoteche!why go 2 church 2 showcase breast&half body.I like the courage of d pastor,He is heaven focused

  4. I give the pastor 21 Gbosa,I mean hailling him.the kingdom of heaven is @ hand.what are pple turning the church to.A discoteche!why go 2 church 2 showcase breast&half body.I like the courage of d pastor,He is heaven focused

  5. I figured-- this place is huge-- there's gotta be ONE dress in here for me that will fit my body and be cute and appropriate. sexy fashion

  6. True talk,but de woman deserve what she got,cos she is a cheat,bad woman,she is even enjoyin it sef......

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