- A Nigerian man, Opeyemi, has narrated how a Baptist church asked him to take off his earring while he was on a groomsman duty
- Opeyemi said he left and waited for his friend who fully backed his decision at the wedding reception
- Mixed reactions trailed his decision as many wondered why he could not just take them off for a few hours
A Nigerian man has hit social media after he was mandated to adhere to the dress code in a church.
Narrating the encounter, he said that he was at a Baptist church in Lagos as one of the groomsmen for his friend's wedding when he was asked to pull off his earrings.
My friend supported me
Opeyemi said he left the service immediately for the reception as he would never follow such dogma.
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He, therefore, used the opportunity to lambaste Nigerians version of Christianity. When people told him that he ought to have honoured his friend and acted accordingly, he said his friend was in full support of him.
See his post below:
At the time of writing this report, the post has gathered almost 3,000 comments and thousands of likes on Instagram.
It's the church's rules
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"I would’ve removed the earrings for my friends sake. can’t be out here proving unnecessary point all the time."
"To remove earrings for 4 or 5 hours come hard you?? Nawa ooo."
"Oh Baptist my birth church! They never disappoint."
"It’s the church standard it will cost you nothing to obey it.. same way you would adhere to instructions from your company."
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"He would’ve removed the earrings, this same person will go to babalawo they will tell him to off his shoes or slippers he won’t argue about it."
A lady wore a black wedding dress
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a social media user with the handle @AskMeWhatIWant posted photos of a bride in a black wedding dress.
Sharing the snaps, the person captioned it with:
"Someone finally did it, so beautiful."
The post drew many reactions from social media users with people debating whether wearing black is the best choice of colour on one's wedding day.