Christian Pastor Wears Elk Head And Antlers For Annual Elk Hunting Sermon
TO Tveta Church in Värmland County, Sweden, where the annual “elk hunt sermon” is being led by pastor Maria Carlsson wearing a elk head and antlers. Says she:
“I’ve been thinking about it all autumn. I wanted to do something fun and a little different. I really wanted it. I’m the only active pastor in the area who is also a licenced hunter, so it seemed fitting. I saw this elk mask in a costume shop and then it hit me, ‘That’s it! That’s what I’m going to do.’ But it was sort of hard to see with the mask on my head, so I was a big concerned I might trip and fall.”
Later, Carlsson joined the gang and shot an elk:
“I didn’t think I’d get a chance, but it kept coming toward me. I didn’t really think much. I just raised my gun and fired. I had prayed that I’d be able to shoot an elk on my first hunt, so in a way, my prayers were answered I’m hoping to be able to have the heart smoked.”
It’s what Jesus would have wanted.