The National Church of Bey, based on Beyism or the religion that worships Beyonce Knowles, has officially opened in Atlanta, Georgia.
The religion was created by a group of 12 friends in Atlanta, including Minister Diva Pauline John Andrews. They regularly gathered each Sunday to sing Beyonce’s songs, and decided to form Beyism while smoking marijuana one day.
“We are very disappointed in the failure of the public to recognize the existence of a divine Deity walking among them,” Andrews stated. “We ask that you consider what is more real: an invisible spirit on high, or a walking, talking, breathing Goddess who shows you her true form daily?”
Beyists argue that Beyonce was sent to Earth to spread love, peace and joy. They don’t believe that the pop star is the Creator, but argue that she sits among the “throne of Gods”.
The church has published its own version of the Bible, known as the Beyble, which will soon be available free to the public. The congregation also hopes to build a temple and further expand its reach outside the Atlanta area.
According to the church, Beyists exist throughout the United States, Canada and England.