Hoverboards have accelerated into the center of pop culture. It was one of this year's hottest Christmas gifts and celebrities have made headlines riding them. Now the two-wheeled gadget his made its way into the sanctuary.
During a Christmas mass last week, a priest in the Philippines was filmed rolling down the isle on a hoverboard while performing a song for his congregation. While the crowd seemed to enjoy the pastor's pop culturally-conscience decision, the Diocese of San Pablo who oversees the priest's parish was not amused.
"That was wrong," the diocese said in a statement. "The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the Church’s highest form of worship."
Additionally, the diocese went on to chastise the priest for treating the Eucharist as a "personal celebration," using the opportunity to "capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people."
The diocese has temporarily removed the priest from his parish to "reflect on this past event," which was described as "going around the nave standing on a hoverboard." The priest has promised that it will not happen again.
Watch the "event" below:
-Ce curé est hilarant sur son hoverboard Weebot, leur E-shop : www.wee-bot.com - This Pastor is so funny on his Weebot, get yours on http://www.wee-bot.com- Este cura Sí está a la moda con su Weebot, Compra la tuya en http://www.wee-bot.comPosted by FLOW CARTAGENA on Saturday, December 26, 2015
(H/T: Tech Insider)