Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pastor to flock: have sex with your spouse...a lot!

Glad to hear about one evangelical Christian preacher who is sex positive:

Mr. Young, an author, a television host and the pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church, issued his call for a week of “congregational copulation” among married couples on Nov. 16, while pacing in front of a large bed. Sometimes he reclined on the paisley coverlet while flipping through a Bible, emphasizing his point that it is time for the church to put God back in the bed.

“Today we’re beginning this sexperiment, seven days of sex,” he said, with his characteristic mix of humor, showmanship and Scripture. “How to move from whining about the economy to whoopee!”

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This is not a gimmick or a publicity stunt, Mr. Young says. Just look at the sensuousness of the Song of Solomon, or Genesis: “two shall become one flesh,” or Corinthians: “do not deprive each other of sexual relations.”

“For some reason the church has not talked about it, but we need to,” he said, speaking by telephone Friday night on his way to South Africa for a mission trip. There is no shame in marital sex, he added, “God thought it up, it was his idea.”
(HT: Pablo via email.) I don't agree with his advice to single people about fulfilling their sexual needs (“I don’t know, try eating chocolate cake,”). But it is so refreshing to hear a different tone about sex coming from the Evangelicals. And it's good to hear a Christian preacher taking the sensuality of the Song of Solomon seriously.

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