Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sex Sells for the Church?

Christians get uptight over the way skeptics such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens demean their faith, but no one does a better job of turning wine into water than those who will do anything to put butts in seats on Sunday.

In a publicity stunt that ought to be shocking, but no longer is, Ed Young, the pastor of the gargantuan Grapevine Fellowship Church, got himself interviewed by the Dallas Morning News to make sure that everyone knows that he intends to haul a bed on to the platform on Sunday to use as a prop for a sermon in which he will encourage all of his married members to have sex every day for a week.

Just to be clear: marital sex is a gift from God and an important part of a healthy marriage. However, this kind of tawdry publicity stunt demeans the Gospel, the Church, and the marital relationship.


Blogger Lanette said...

Sex sells, but since when does the church use the same marketing gimmicks of the secular world? You said it best in that what this pastor is doing demeans the communal relationship between husbands and wives, not to mention the Gospel.

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