After leading mass on a hoverboard, the Filipino priest who went viral because of his unique delivery has been suspended. On Christmas Eve, the priest looked more like J Balvin as he used the hoverboard to zoom in and out of rows as he sang a song in Tagalog and English.
The audience was pretty into it, and tbh, he rode it expertly. Even Mike Tyson couldn’t hang.
One churchgoer even patted the priest on the shoulder as he rolled on by. But the church was not impressed, according to CNN. “Last December 24, 2015, before the final blessing of the Christmas eve mass, as a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hoverboard,” the Diocese of San Pablo said in a statement. “That was wrong. The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence… Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people.”
Hoverboard priest, who is very sorry and promises to never do it again, “will be out of the parish” for an undetermined (or at least unspecified) amount of time.
Even though the church has not posted about it (or anything since November 15) on Facebook, people have been showing hoverboard priest support. One said, “You really are giving yourself a bad name! I thought it was great and you punish him? I bet the pope would do the same thing! Shame on you! You’re giving Catholics a bad name!!”