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November 24, 2014

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LDS bishop dresses as homeless man to teach lesson

Members of a Mormon congregation in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville were greeted by what they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday.

At least five people asked him to leave the church property, some gave him money and most were indifferent to his presence.

What they did not know is that the man was David Musselman, a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Musselman told the Deseret News ( http://bit.ly/1aYkBtP) he disguised himself as a homeless man to teach his Taylorville congregation about compassion.

He says it was a way to convey the "importance of not being critical," and he was surprised by the loud gasps of the congregation when he removed his wig and glasses at the pulpit during the service.

Despite the less-than-warm reception he received before then, Musselman says he learned that more people want to improve than he had originally thought.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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