When Mormon churchgoers in Utah saw a homeless man on Sunday, most of them ignored his well wishes and refused to make eye contact.
They sat down for the service, but these devout Taylorsville members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints failed to miss the real sermon that day, taking place not from the pulpit but from right beside them, according to The Associated Press. The homeless man was their bishop, David Musselman, in disguise.
Musselman had visited a makeup artist and worn a fake beard to see how his congregation would react to a homeless man arriving at their church service, KUTV reported.
"The main thing I was trying to get across was we don’t need to be so quick to judge," he told the television station.
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After gauging the reaction of the congregation, some of whom asked him to leave, Musselman revealed his identity during the service, the AP reported. He said everyone gasped.
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