A Twitter user, @MmantiUmoh, earlier today narrated a story she apparently witnessed.
According to MmantiUmoh, right at the reception of a wedding that she attended, all was going well until she heard a loud sound of a slap.
While the whole crowd at the wedding was taking a minute to understand what was going on, another slap returned.
Her full tweet read:
“At the reception today, the groom slapped the bride so hard for one second I thought a helium balloon had burst.
While we were taking 10 seconds to recover from the shock... “Angel”; Please let’s march in ****is tired and under a lot of pressure, let’s please just go in and start the reception, everyone is waiting.
The only thing you owe violent people is to see and respect their humanity in ways they refuse for others. But you are not required to see their anger as acceptable.
You don’t owe violent people love — ever.
It’s not love.
And maybe it’s worthy of note that even the best man asked angel “what did you do to him, why is he upset?”
Well, the mc called and music roared and everyone walked in like nothing had happened. Couple danced from the entrance to podium.
Cycle of domestic violence begins.
Please don’t ask me what I did.
I did absolutely Nothing! Their parents witnessed the slapping ceremony…. some of their family members did too.
I went home. I had a migraine. I don’t want to attend any weddings for a bit again. I will send my gift. Face with cold sweat
For those who insist on living with domestically violent partners.
Well, I imagine God doesn’t rejoice over a marriage ending, but do you think God is okay with you being abused and living without love? Do you believe it’s possible that God might hate that even more?
I’ve seen the way organized religion can tend to nurture abuse instead of eliminating it, especially for Christian women.
When someone like her finally summons the courage to share the depths of their suffering with the Church, they often find themselves sometimes sitting in…”
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