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Pastor Refuses To Perform Ceremony Because Of Bride’s ‘Sexy Dress’

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Apostle Michael Canty of The Truth Ministries Holiness Church recently angered an entire wedding party and might have damaged his new ministry’s reputation after he refused to allow a bride wed her husband on her wedding day because he felt her dress was too sexy.
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Lisa Washington said ‘she’s never been more embarrassed then Saturday’ when a local pastor refused to officiate and allow the bride to wed her husband on her wedding day in his facility. Both families were present and the food was waiting to be served at the bride’s aunt house.

Family members flew and drove long distances to be present for the couples special day. Upset and frustrated, guest at the wedding practically ‘begged’ the leaders of the church to reconsider but to no avail, not a budge.

“I can’t believe this! I flew here to attend my cousin’s wedding and now I have to put up with this crap. Now this so-called pastor doesn’t want to come out of his office” said the cousin of the bride.

The wedding scheduled Saturday, August 10th, was scheduled for 3pm. At 2pm, the pastor greeted the bride and groom when he noticed the bride’s dress. According to the bride’s mother, the pastor jokingly asked ‘where is the other half of the dress?’ Not thinking anything of it, the family laughed it off and continued applying make-up to the bride. Around 2:30pm the pastor asked a leader of the church to ask the bride and the family about the other part of her dress. The bride informed the leader ‘this is it’. The leader reported the news to the pastor and then the pastor informed face-to-face the bride and groom at separate times he could not perform the wedding with the bride in her selected dress. The pastor told the bride she would have to cover up her bosom area and find a way to add length to the dress. The bride informed the pastor there is no way to accomplish this with so short notice and she has to wear her dress. The pastor let her know, he would not perform the ceremony then walked back to his office.

The wedding party tried many times to change the pastor’s decision but their efforts was ineffective. Around 4:15pm guest at the wedding were growing impatience and were looking for answers for the delay. When they were told the reason for the delay around 4:35pm their impatience change to anger and disbelief.

After hearing how the bride was crying her eyes out in back, a minister who was a guest at the wedding offered to perform the ceremony. When the minister asked the pastor for permission to perform the ceremony, the pastor told him ‘no’ and expressed to him how his request was disrespectful. asked the bride and groom for pictures of the dress but instead was sent an email with a link of the exact dress worn by a professional model from the companies website. The bride did mention, ‘there were small alterations made to the dress to fit more desirably to my [bride] vision.’ “I’m a unique person, I chose this dress because it’s different than the traditional wedding gown you see at every wedding” the bride said.

Two days later the couple is not married and is currently looking into options to recoup money their family lost with travel, food, and other expenses.

The Truth Ministries Holiness Church was established 14 months ago and currently rent a converted shoe store for worship services. Calls to Apostle Canty and Truth Ministries were not returned. Neither the bride or groom were members of the church.

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7 comments on this post.
  1. maris:

    Nonsense let her and her husband go to hell, who cares about her feelings and her invites, what do they take the house of God for? how can on earth someone will wear this kind of this to church for a wedding? very soon people will be taking permission to wear bumper short for a wedding too?

  2. Victor:

    That is good want things i known is that whoever known how to do good let him continue do it one day reward will come and this show that the end is seriously approaching and everybody must follow bible and do what God instructed us to do.

  3. lizzy:

    Whao! I love this. No holiness! no access to heaven!! Pastor, you’ve done well. Thanks for fearing God, being disciplined and setting an holiness standard. The sky is your starting point.

  4. Tony Abah:

    The Pastor is indeed a servant of the most high God,and deserve commendation, agents of the underworld should not even be allowed into the Church premises not to talk of approaching the altar, people mistaken God’s patience for weakness, i wish all “men of God can emulate him”.

  5. dan:

    I think the Pastor was right. But real Christians do not insult people (talking about the comments made here)because we are to set an example to the world. I like how the Pastor respectfully handled the issue and honored God. My philosophy is be nice and friendly but strictly firm.
    Nice Job Pastor, God will elevate you as you continue to do His Will.

  6. Nda:

    This is indeed what the church of God should be. I just hope all pastor could follow this step.

  7. Okomo:

    Pastor, you did pretty well. Indecent dressings should be discouraged especially in the Church.

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