I don't know about where you live, but here on the East Coast, the weather for Mother's Day was gorgeous. So sunny and mild, in fact, that a Charlotte, North Carolina naked mom, baby, toddler, and grandma went out for a stroll. Yes, naked. Naked as the day God made them.
Only problem is that they chose the main thoroughfare, Providence Road, for their nude promenade, causing a traffic jam. Of course. I mean, that's going to cause some serious rubber-necking ... among other things. Police Captain Rod Farley described them as "like freshly born naked ... This was Adam and Eve stuff -- not even a loincloth." So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the family claim God told them to take a nude walk.
"Apparently the Lord told them to get naked and walk down the street," Farley says. Oh Lord! You are always telling people to do the craziest things. But why not? The good Lord made those bodies. Why not share the beauty of God's great work with the world and enjoy the feeling of that warm sunshine on all your parts? Don't hide your light under a bushel and all that.
After the family was apprehended, they were taken to the hospital for a physical and mental evaluation. And whaddaya know, they checked out just fine. Someone filed a child neglect form, though.
You know, I suspect the women didn't quite hear the Lord's entire message. Like they got as far as "Get thee naked and walk upon thy streets" and missed the part where God followed up with "... but in a residential area so thou dost not cause a traffic jam near a thoroughfare, for honking is not delightsome in my sight." And then, "In fact, maybe confine thine stroll to the backyard, now that I the Lord really think about it." Oh well. Maybe they'll listen more closely next Sunday.
What would you do if you spotted a family strolling down the street completely nude?
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