- A man named Opeyemi recounted how a Baptist church asked him to remove his earring while he was on best man’s duty
- Opeyemi said he was gone and waited for his friend who fully supported his decision at the wedding reception.
- Mixed reactions followed his decision as many wondered why he couldn’t just take them off for a few hours
A Nigerian took to social media for opinion after being mandated to obey the dress code in a church.
Recounting the encounter, he said he was at a Baptist church in Lagos as one of the groomsmen for his friend’s wedding when asked to remove his earrings.
My friend supported me
Opeyemi said he immediately left the service for the reception because he would never follow such dogma.
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He therefore took the opportunity to castigate the current version of Christianity.
When people told him he should have honored his friend and acted on it, he said his friend fully supported him.
See his post below:
At the time of writing, the post has garnered nearly 3,000 comments and thousands of likes on Instagram.
It’s the rules of the church
Here are some of the reactions from social media users.
“I would have taken the earrings off for the sake of my friends, I can’t be here proving unnecessary points all the time.”
“Taking off the earrings for four or five hours isn’t very difficult, is it? “
“Oh Baptist my native church! They never disappoint.”
“It is the standard of the church that will cost you nothing to obey, just as you would follow your company’s instructions.”
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A lady wore a black wedding dress
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s main online channel Legit.ng Earlier reported that a social media user with the handle @AskMeWhatIWant posted photos of a bride wearing a black wedding dress.
“Someone finally did it, so beautiful,” she captioned the photos.
The post drew a lot of reaction from social media users, with people wondering if wearing black is the best color choice on her wedding day.
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