Here’s the weak point: A South Dakota pastor is slammed for dressing “too sexy” after wearing slim-fit jeans to church.
A parishioner slammed Rev. Adam Weber in an October letter, saying that wearing the “disgusting” denim in a house of worship was “morally wrong.”
The poison donor letter also insisted that Weber, as a “representative of Jesus Christ,” must dress more “conservatively” and use common sense before preaching in skinny jeans.
“I received this (anonymous) letter in the mail yesterday. By a Christian. Ouch!” The Sioux Falls spiritualist captioned his Facebook post sharing the mean letter. “You know, it gets interesting when there’s no name. I don’t get letters like that very often. 99% of the letters and messages, The ones I get are wonderful. However, it’s easy to focus on that. And… become jaded about it. To people. Especially Christians. In the church. With Jesus. But that’s not Jesus.”
Weber, 40, said this isn’t the first time he’s received hate mail about his clothes.
“I have about three different pairs of jeans and they’re all skinny jeans, my clothing is very limited,” he said. “I get letters and texts all the time, and 99 percent of them are wonderful and encouraging.”
However, the preacher – who has an online presence – said he was initially hurt by this angry fashion criticism.
“I get letters like this several times a year. Sometimes I understand where the person is from,” Weber explained. “But when I started reading this, I wasn’t sure if it was one of my buddies joking with me or something.”
The Wasteland-based faith leader and aspiring influencer continued, “When I finished reading it, I became sad and heartbroken for the person who wrote it. Whenever I think thoughts like those in this letter, I usually don’t feel well. So I mourn for that person.”
Weber said he shared the letter on Facebook hoping the author would reach out to him.
“By sharing the letter online, I was hoping they could reach out and feel grace and love whether they are believers or not,” said the father of four. “I would like to have coffee with this person to hear their story.”
The Post reached out to Weber for comment.
Meanwhile, several of his parishioners came to the pastor’s defense.
“This person just forgot that Jesus was preaching in sandals — most likely Birkenstock and what appeared to be a robe,” one joked. “I’m pretty sure those who followed Jesus were more concerned about what he preached than what he was dressed for.”
“However, I think the purple ink softens the message,” chimed in another commenter.
“Love capitals, then lowercase, then capitals, then lowercase… not to be outdone by the underlines,” snarled a third social media critic.
Weber summed up his viral moment as follows: “I’m not posting this to be passively aggressive towards the anonymous person who sent this. Or that someone takes pity on me. Just to encourage you, please don’t walk away from Jesus for people.
“Note: I also think I’ll keep wearing my skinny jeans. Even if they’re… sexy?”