||[Jan. 3rd, 2013|01:59 pm]
The Question Club
Back in the 80s, a fervor sprang up in the Catholic church in the Michigan area shortly after the death of Marvin Gaye. It was accepted by a small community that Marvin was a prophet, and petitions were sent to the Vatican requesting sainthood. The Vatican did not agree and refused. The church decided that it would continue to elevate Marvin's role in their ranks, promoting him to a high prophet, parallel to John the Baptist. The more the Vatican chastised them, the more this church clung to their beliefs, until they finally split off as a Marvin Gaye-focused sect. The Vatican was furious, and threatened to excommunicate every last man, woman and child unless they complied. The church stuck to their guns, and were excommunicated. The Vatican, feeling powerless that they could take no greater action against the renegade believers, went on to remind the church that they were hellbound, and that it must be quite hot in the pews every Sunday, as the Devil was seated among the congregation. The church, in turn, not only accepted their fate, but embraced it, and taunted the Vatican, by taking the adjective 'hot' as part of their moniker, now calling themselves 'St. Damien's Hot Salvation'. That was what happened with this Marvin Gaye sect, and their courage inspired nearby congregations to also support this belief, creating a community.|
If you were in that area, would you engage in 'Hot' Gaye sects?
Couldn't care less
I want to tag this post. Does it have more to do with history, religion, music or procreation?
None of the above