A video of a Roman Catholic priest from the Biñan, Laguna is going viral on the internet after the he was seen riding a hoverboard while singing the Christmas song, “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You” in his homily.
Netizens from different backgrounds are now on a heated debate between on whether it is proper for priests to do such a thing in religious celebrations.
The man of the cloth was criticized for making the activity “less holy by riding his hoverboard to move around the church while the Mass is going on.”
The matter has already reached foreign spotlight, being featured on the website of international lifestyle magazine Esquire.
“Despite the fact that hoverboards are neither cool, or legal in many major cities, everyone wants one. And when we say everyone, we also mean this priest, who got a hoverboard and is using it during his sermon,” Matt Miller of Esquire said.
Meanwhile, viewers also have mixed reactions on the what the priest has done, with some users saying that the people who were seen clapping to what the pastor is doing clearly indicate that they are delighted with the priest’s actions, while the others still seem to be against it.
“Kung magaling magsermon ang isang pari, hindi na kailangang gumamit ng kung anu-anong bagay. Nakakadistract yan,” Facebook user J. Ceralde said.
Another user even wondered where the priest got the funds to buy a hoverboard saying, “Diyan kaya napunta yung mga donasyon sa simbahan? Nagtatanong lang po.“