Bishop disguised as homeless rejected by some in his own church


Religious transformation

A Mormon bishop in Utah said he received mixed reactions from churchgoers when he arrived for services disguised as a homeless man.

David Musselman, the bishop of the Taylorsville Fourth Ward, said friend and professional makeup artist Tara Starling helped him disguise himself as a homeless man so he could go unrecognized at his church Nov. 24…

Musselman said some churchgoers were compassionate toward the apparent homeless stranger, while others were less welcoming.

One congregant told him to leave church property, he said…”Many actually went out of their way to purposefully ignore me, and they wouldn’t even make eye contact,” he told the Deseret News.

I was impressed by the children. I could see in their eyes they wanted to do more,” Musselman said.

Musselman, who revealed his disguise to the congregation, said the stunt was aimed at promoting kindness and acceptance of others.

Judging a book by its cover seems to be a practice still in vogue.

One thought on “Bishop disguised as homeless rejected by some in his own church

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.