‘Homeless’ bishop dupes churchgoers

David Musselman

Mormon bishop David Musselman sheltered as a homeless person.
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A MORMON bishop inadvertently abashed his possess assemblage when he went clandestine as a homeless chairman to learn them a doctrine about compassion.

David Musselman, a bishop during Taylorsville Fourth Ward church in Salt Lake City, enlisted a assistance of a internal makeup artist to emanate a costume so constrained that even his family was incompetent to recognize him, sketch sundry reactions from members of churchgoers, according to KUTV-TV.

While many of his group was “pleasant” to Musselman, many abandoned him entirely. One chairman told a disheveled-looking male he should leave a church property.

Ward member Jaimi Larsen pronounced she didn’t recognize a homeless male as her bishop when he walked into a chapel on Sunday. “He was dirty. He was crippled. He was old. He was mumbling to himself,” she said.

It wasn’t until Musselman stepped adult to a pulpit, stealing his wig, feign brave and glasses, that people realised they had been duped.

Ms Larsen pronounced a hush fell over a crowd.

“I started feeling ashamed since we didn’t contend hello to this man. we didn’t offer him anything since we didn’t feel like we had anything to offer,” she said.

While many in his group were embarrassed, Musselman pronounced he never dictated to make them feel bad.

“The categorical thing we was perplexing to get opposite was we don’t need to be so discerning to judge,” he said.

The greeting that overwhelmed Musselman a many was from a children.

“I was tender by a children. we could see in their eyes they wanted to do more.”


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