U.S.—In celebration of Father's Day, the nation's pastors reportedly spent the whole sermon praising fathers, single mothers, people who take care of pets and feel like a father, and also people who take care of a Tamagotchi electronic pet.
"If you're a father out there, or you feel like a father, or you temporarily want to identify as a father for the sake of being celebrated today, or you've ever been within 100 yards of a father, or you have a cat which is kinda like being a father, or you have a Tamagotchi electronic pet you've been taking care of since the '90s, please stand so we can recognize you," one pastor at a megachurch in Seattle said. "Thank you so much for your service."
Pastors said they just didn't want anyone to feel left out.
"What if we have a Father's Day and celebrate fathers and we make people feel left out because they're not, you know, a father?" a Des Moines Baptist megachurch told reporters. "We don't want to exclude anyone by pretending fathers are special just for one day, so we just celebrate everyone."
"And when everyone's special, that's just a great thing," he added.