Agree or Disagree: This pastor refused to marry this couple because the Bride’s wedding dress was too “sexy”

Agree or Disagree: This pastor refused to marry this couple because the Bride’s wedding dress was too “sexy”

I  know this week was about education, but this was too good of a conversation to pass up.

Imagine if you will your wedding say. Maybe you have had it already. You plan the day. You invite the guests. You prepare every important part of the wedding. The Groomsman, the Bridesmaid, the Church the Pastor and all the little details I just forgot.

Then the day of the wedding comes. If you are the bride, you spent money on the dress that quite frankly, you want your husband to remember. Maybe you hope it’s “sexy”.

Then an hour before the wedding the pastor comes up and looks at the dress. He looks at the dress and jokes “where’s the other half”?

Except it’s not a joke. It’s real.  The Pastor actually finds this dress is too “sexy”. He actually refuses to perform the ceremony.

How would you feel?

Well this actually happened. Too Lisa Washington who was about to marry the man of her dreams when Apostle Michael Canty said that he could not perform this wedding because her dress was too “sexy”.

Here is the portion of the article.

Washington said there wasn’t enough time to alter the dress, and Canty went to his office and refused to marry the couple. At 4:35 pm, more than an hour after the ceremony was supposed to start, guests were told of the reason for the delay. A guest who happened to be a minister offered to officiate the ceremony, but Canty said no. The wedding party pleaded with Canty to change his mind, but he remained unmoved and refused to marry the couple. There was no wedding that day, much to the outrage of Washington, her fiancé, and their guests. Washington said she’s “never been more embarrassed,” and she and her fiancé looked into options to recoup the money their families lost as far as travel and other expenses. Neither Lisa Washington nor her fiancé were members of the church. Holiness churches generally have a very strict dress code and forbid the use of make-up and nail polish, jewelry, and the like. Skirts and dresses have to fall below the knees and shirts typically have to be long-sleeved. Many Holiness churches identify themselves as Pentecostal, which has its roots in the holiness movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

What do you think of this?


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