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Farmer Respectfully Suggests Rihanna Become Acquainted with God

Rihanna recently was in Ireland filming the video for her new song, “We Found Love.”  The selected location was a large piece of farmland in Bangor, County Down, where she posed in a bikini and other skimpy outfits.

Concern arose, however, when the singer moved to the wheat fields and frolicked topless. It was at this point that the farmer and owner of the land, Mr. Alan Graham, politely asked the crew to stop filming.

Graham is a Christian man in his 60s who is obviously old-fashioned and principled. Little did he know that when he authorized a film crew to shoot a music video on his land, he would be asking a young lady to cover up her “assets.”

Graham was not intimidated by the fact that Rihanna is a celebrity (although he did admit that he initially did not know who she was), or that the filming attracted a huge crowd of onlookers to his field.  He simply found her to be in an inappropriate “state of undress,” and so he put an end to it. But there’s more…

Before the crew left, Graham had a few words directly with Rihanna. He asked her to cover up and then suggested that she become more “acquainted with God.” Don’t you love that? He didn’t care that she is a big Hollywood star, because for him God is greater and his first priority is to his Lord and Savior.

“Everybody needs to be acquainted with God and to consider his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and his death and Resurrection,” the farmer told reporters when they interviewed him about the incident.

Graham couldn’t have approached this situation any better. He was respectful to Rihanna and her crew. He voiced his concern in a positive way, and then he asked them to leave. The fact that they did leave without argument is an indication of the way in which they received his message. If they had been offended, I am sure they would have caused a scene. But based on the reports, there was no conflict at all following his request.

Even when interviewed about the event, Graham was very positive and respectful. He couldn’t come right out and explain that it was a topless Rihanna that was the last straw for him. He would leave that for the papers to disclose. Take a look at the news clip below.

Graham’s response to this situation was fantastic. He demonstrates how we as Christians should glorify God. We too should stick to our Christian values, spread His word with courtesy and respect, and leave on good terms. Graham seems to be a very gracious man with a strong relationship with God. We could learn a lot from him.

What do you think about this story and how Graham responded?

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  1. horseluver2498

    Posted by horseluver2498 on July 18, 2012 at 13:21

    that is awesome! i would rather have his autograph than rhinna’s!

  2. Aileen

    Posted by Aileen on March 2, 2012 at 19:09

    We need more people like that!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kswizzleforchrist on December 9, 2011 at 19:22

    i love this guy! it is just amazing! <3 he is a great christian man!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by luvJesusInHeavn on November 20, 2011 at 11:47

    That is amazing, and an AWESOME example that God is always with us when we stand up for Him! I pray that I will have the strength to stand up for Him as Mr. Graham did, too!

  5. Posted by on November 19, 2011 at 09:56

    That’s amazing. 😀

  6. Posted by on November 12, 2011 at 18:11

    i love this. i wish everyone who is a Christian/ calls themselves a Christian could do this! including me sometimes!

  7. Posted by on November 11, 2011 at 14:21

    i love this! i hate the way celebrites always dress immodestly. Kudos to this man for standing up to her!! 🙂

  8. Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 08:31

    great story!

  9. Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 11:52

    Good for him. Rihanna thinks she is setting an example, but she is not. Thank you Mr.Graham for putting Rihanna in her right place.

  10. GoatyGirl

    Posted by GoatyGirl on November 6, 2011 at 13:34

    Wow. That’s awesome!

  11. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on November 5, 2011 at 16:59

    That’s an amazing story! I’m proud that this farmer was able to stand up to Rihanna in a respectful manner with that type of courage! I wonder if Rihanna will take his words to mind…

  12. Posted by on November 5, 2011 at 14:15

    Love that he stood up for Jesus! 🙂

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by morgan_edwards on November 5, 2011 at 13:34

    What a precious man! I absolutely think he responded in a great way. He never spoke down at Rihanna or her crew. He was very loving and sincere and kind in his approach with her and the news station. He was answering their questions, yet he was still being polite to the situation in not spilling everything out to the public. It’s not our business anyway. That’s between Rihanna and Graham. But I most definitely think that is exactly how any Christian should deal with that issue. (:

  14. Posted by on November 5, 2011 at 07:32

    Thats fantastic! : )

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by bearmear on November 5, 2011 at 06:11

    Thank you sooo much Mr Graham! You are such a good man!

  16. Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 13:40

    I love this story! It is wonderful that a christain man stood up for his values. I think there are a lot of good christain men who love Jesus & want to keep their thoughts clear from sin and it makes it especially hard for them when women dress inapropriatly. I wish women with the power to set examples for others wouldn’t have lowered the bar to topless! Do women like Rihanna realize that their provacative behavior sets standards for what men expect from us girls! It’s not right to expose yourself like that~save it for your bedroom! I’m sick of seeing other womens bodies every day!

  17. Posted by on November 3, 2011 at 16:04

    This guy is my hero! A very respectful man who politely voiced his concerns and talked about God. God bless him. 🙂

  18. Posted by on November 3, 2011 at 13:35

    Go awesome Irish guy with the cool accent!! 🙂

  19. Posted by on November 3, 2011 at 11:50

    oh wow! that is so awesome! I would never have the guts to go up to a huge star like Rihanna and have words to say lol thats so awesome. this will definitely be on my prayer list! 🙂

  20. Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 20:09

    I have a great amount of respect for Graham. He stayed true to his beliefs and stood up for what was right, even though nobody else was. We need more Christians like him!

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by bcd500 on November 2, 2011 at 19:26

    Go Gramham!

  22. Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 17:41

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MAN!!!! He is a true man of God!!!! I think we need more people like him!!! More people should be like this and tell others respectfully like Graham, to get more acquainted with God if you see them doing wrong, that really took courage!!!

  23. Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 16:14

    That’s pretty cool, man. 🙂

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Pure4him on November 2, 2011 at 14:51

    Kinda funny… Rihanna needs to learn to cover up her assets anyways! I don’t like her music, she shows the world it is okay to be a whore. I totally agree with Mr.Graham!!!!!!!!


  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by Tigger96 on November 2, 2011 at 12:33

    I really hope Rhianna takes Mr. Graham’s words 2 heart… she needs it. X/

  26. Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 09:01

    I think this is amazing. I just came home from a mission trip to Ireland not too long ago and the people there can be quite um, racy shall we say? So this gives me immense joy to hear this faithful farmer who is true to his faith. 🙂

    • sisterwhocares

      Posted by sisterwhocares on November 5, 2011 at 17:00

      Ireland is racy??? Isn’t it a country where the majority is catholic?

      • WannabeSaint

        Posted by WannabeSaint on December 12, 2013 at 13:18

        I know this is two years too late. But no, Northern Ireland is mostly Protestant- which is where County Down, Bangor is- it’s the Republic of Ireland that’s mostly Catholic.

  27. Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 08:30

    Good for him; he made his point even if it might go against popular opinion, and he was respectful at the same time 🙂

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by Grace98 on November 2, 2011 at 06:51

    This is so great, I am so proud that this man stood strong as a Christian and nicely gave her his advice. Amazing, thank you for sharing 🙂

  29. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 1, 2011 at 21:26

    Mr.Graham did such a good job! This is a good idea when temptation strikes.

  30. kayla.hb13

    Posted by kayla.hb13 on November 1, 2011 at 16:59

    How awesome! Maybe she will take his advice!

  31. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 15:20

    such an inspiring story ! The Lord is truly loves everyone. He is a God of possibilities. I send many blessing to Graham.. His love and boldness has touch my life ! All glory to God !

  32. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 15:01

    I love this guy!!! Everyone made him seem evil and said he “kicked Rihanna off for being a whore” but he really was respectful about it.

  33. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 14:42


  34. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 14:23

    I am so glad that someone is telling her exactly what she needs to hear!

  35. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 13:04

    Such an encouraging act! That man has pleased God very much for telling Rihanna to cover herself!

  36. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on November 1, 2011 at 12:58

    I love how even in the face of a celebrity, he knew his morals and stuck to them. So many other people would have been like “OMG its Rihanna i cant say no to her” blah blah blah. of course, he didnt really know who she was at first, but that was a good thing

  37. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sami on November 1, 2011 at 12:49

    Wow Rhianna should not have been running around topless let alone in that skimpy of a bikini. And that must have taken a lot of courage to do on the farmers part! God Bless Him!!

  38. Project Inspired

    Posted by KristenLovesJesus on November 1, 2011 at 12:46

    I think it’s great that he was able to stand up for Christ, and tell Rihanna and her crew something that needed to be heard.

  39. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sami on November 1, 2011 at 12:44

    That is an awesome story! Something funny and cool is that I was listening to “Courageous” (by Casting Crowns) while I read that article!! Thank you for another great article!

  40. Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 12:40

    Awesome for Mr. Graham!