MEMBERS of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb were greeted by someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday.
What they did not know was that the man was a Mormon bishop . At least five people asked David Musselman to leave the church property in Taylorsville, some gave him money and most were indifferent to his presence.
Musselman said he disguised himself to teach his congregation about compassion.
“Many actually went out of their way to purposefully ignore me, and they wouldn’t even make eye contact. I’d approach them and say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ many of them I wouldn’t ask for any food or any kind of money, and their inability to even acknowledge me being there was very surprising,” Bishop Musselman said. “It made me think of the category of people that … the Savior has the most difficult time with. That’s the people that are lukewarm. That really don’t take a stand either way.”
He says he was surprised by the loud gasps of the congregation when he removed his wig and glasses at the pulpit during the service.