Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Church I Could Attend?

As many of you know, I haven't set foot in a church in almost 10 years. Many, many reasons, but loss of faith in GOD isn't one of them --rather loss of faith in MAN.

But then AFSister posts this article about a pastor (Southern at that) that preaches 'Christians should be having “hotter” sex'. Amen my brother!

I have long said that the overriding prudish, puritanical attitude is what causes my caustic attitude toward the so-called 'religious right'.

How are marriages expected to last after 20 years in the missionary position? How do women expect to keep their men (who are visual creatures by nature) by dressing "modestly" (read: frumpy) and keeping themselves au natural (read: gray haired & hairy)? How can a woman instruct her man to do what she likes, if she doesn't know herself what she likes...? That "only have sex to procreate" crowd freaks me out... God made your body -don't be ashamed of it. God made sex feel good -enjoy it!

"Minister Joe Beam says good Christian marriages walk on the wild side...This literalist view cuts both ways. Beam has been attacked by some conservative Christians for his liberal take on certain subjects. Much of what he preaches contradicts the teaching of other sects, such as Roman Catholicism. But he argues that if the Bible does not forbid it, you can do it. So bring on masturbation. Try any position in the Kama Sutra (but refer to drawings, please, not pictures of real people). Wife away on business? Have phone sex. Birth control is good. Even anal sex is OK if (and Beam believes this is a big if) it does no harm to the body.

If you are a married Christian, not only can you do all this, but you should be doing it." (source)

Wow. I feel like he's been listening in on my phone calls. I've been telling Justrose for two years I wanted to do a series here on the blog telling conservatives to loosen up about anything sex-related -but didn't know if some on the Faaaaar right could handle it...

If you are a Conservative and believe in 'traditional values' and the strength of the family --you should also believe in mutually fulfilling sex life as the two are not exclusive. Whatever it takes to build that trust in the bedroom and keep your mate from having to look for those things elsewhere…

This Minister gets it. IMHO anyway.

(H/T: AFSister)

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