Brian Houston writes…
“So how did someone come on stage resembling a cowboy, (during a fun moment involving lots of other people), at the Colour Conference in NYC? It’s a good question, I’ve been trying to work that out myself.
I do know that Bobbie – my wife – who was convener of the conference was clearly unaware that this was going to happen and was taken back by it. She was at the dress rehearsal and there was no sign of a cowboy there. Carl and Laura Lentz were also not part of the decision. I can only guess at this point, that some one thought it would be funny and sent him out there without thinking about the ramifications.
What I do know is that those who perpetuate the story, do so mainly with the help of a video, no context, and a good dose of what the bible describes as hearsay and rumour. He was wearing proper shorts, not underwear, and he had a flag draped over him – bare-chested and perhaps inappropriate, certainly unexpected and unauthorised; but not naked.
What I also know is that talk of apostates etc., is nonsense. Some well-meaning person just made a silly decision. It won’t happen again.
Carl Lentz wrote in 2011…
“In our short time here we have learned that New york city is quite obviously, a place that has many, many “things” vying for people’s attention.
From the Naked Cowboy, who somehow has carved out a pretty lucrative, world famous career out of playing a guitar in Times Square in his underwear regardless of weather climate or human dignity concerns(many of you have seen this man and are currently shuddering..)….”