Finally, the post everyone has been waiting for. Okay...maybe not everyone. Just those folks who follow my FB updates and saw me remark about the hilarity that ensued Sunday at Popoo's church. All because of one certain individual. It started with just the outfit, but I had no idea it would evolve into so much more. Some folks don't even know what started the whole thing so allow me to elaborate...
First off, let me say that my intentions were to do a post on the program itself that was taking place Sunday evening. There was plenty to say about it even before the guest speaker appeared. However, once things started rolling, I was left with no alternative but to dedicate an entire post to just him. He just provided that much material.
From the minute he emerged from the Pastor's office, things got off to an interesting start. I had to look twice because I just knew I had to be seeing things. I have seen all types of crossing jackets in my time, but I have NEVER seen a crossing robe. The only thing he was missing was a huge patch on the back. I couldn't wait for him to turn around to see if was going to have one and I just missed it. No such luck. That would have truly been the icing on the cake though.
I need to take a break here to provide a little more definition. Some folks may not be in the know. A crossing jacket is something closely associated with fraternities and sororities. It is usually a windbreaker or similar material that has various paraphenalia of the organization on the jacket. Things such as the name of the organization (of course), the date the person crossed (was initiated), nickname, etc. Now imagine something similar on a pastor's robe. Sure, it was on a much smaller scale, but still. I thought I didn't have a picture of it, but luckily Dad caught a little.
Anyway, Rev. Dude was called in as the guest speaker for the 44th Anniversary of Pastor Popoo and First Lady Grandma. The theme of the evening was supposed to be "Chosen". The contextual scripture was supposed to be Matthew 25:21 and I Peter 2: 4 - 9. Honestly, I couldn't tell you if Rev. Dude at least started off with that theme. All I remember is he veered WAY off the topic once he got warmed up.
Somehow, he started down the road of how God created man to be with a woman. Not a man. He must have stayed on that subject for a good ten to fifteen minutes at least. Even went as far as to say that two males can't produce anything because they can rub and rub and rub up against each other all they want and they won't ever produce af amily. I was in awe. I'm sitting there next to my cousin Amanda tapping her saying "He did not just say that, did he?!" But the moment I would ask that, he was already on to the next outrageous statement.
He went on to say that God did not mean for man to be alone. That's why He created a woman. A woman, not another man. Rev. Dude brought that point home by saying if he wasn't with his wife, he'd be with another. While his wife was sitting just a few feet from him, mind you. Because as he put it, a man by himself is just a pitiful sight. People...I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.
By the time Rev. Dude was done, I didn't know whether to laugh, be shocked or what. I wasn't the only one either. You could tell from the looks of some of the other folks in attendance that they were just as bewildered. I can only imagine what a regular sermon at his church must be like on Sunday. Not sure how much of the Word you would actually get out of it, but you certainly would not leave without being entertained.