Church Youth Groups Lower Christian Flag After Truck Carrying Axe Body Spray Explodes
In a surreal scene, the teenage boys in the Bethel Baptist Church youth group gathered on a Monday afternoon to lower the Christian flag in front of the church to the half-mast position. There are only a couple of things that would bring this response. And one of those things happened today.
Over the weekend, a semi-truck carrying a load of Axe body spray exploded and lit up the Texas sky. As news spread across the country, nearly every male who had gone to a youth camp or retreat felt the sting.
Jimmy Parker, who was a senior last year in the Bethel youth group states it well, "My dad talks about the days of Brut. Well, Axe is a part of our experience. It changed everything for us. As teenagers, it was the difference between sitting at the newbie table and possibly becoming camp king and eating with the camp queen at the banquet. So when we heard about the shipment exploding, part of our hearts exploded as well."
Some churches who do not have youth groups are sending bottles of the famed body spray to Christian teen boys in Texas. Sister Margaret Garner, receptionist for Table Rock Camp in South Carolina explains, "We know they would do the same for our teens. This isn't just a deodorant. This is a man-making force... and it isn't overstating it to say that this aroma has led to some marriages."