Many times we think that things in the Christian Church cannot
sink any lower, then along comes a story that proves us wrong.
This is one of them.
The Ledger, a newspaper in Florida has a
story about two Christian women who've opened up a health club
that features Pole Dancing. Yes, this is the very same 'pole
dancing' made famous in strip clubs. Said one of these Christian
"We wanted to take the stigma off it. We don't do any exotic
at all; we're not into that. We're two Christian
women. It's not about nudity; it's about getting
your body to the place you want to be and not being judged."
Here is the link to the Ledger Story.
With the way things are going in the church it is now just a
matter of time before some innovative pastor finds a way to weave
pole-dancing into church. These women have already taken the first
step. Below is a satirical story we've written that we are certain
will become reality within the next few years.
Life Fellowship, the church that bills itself as the church
where you can "Experience God's Perfect Plan For Your Life, Today"
is proudly reporting that 66 people gave their hearts to Jesus
during the first performance of their new "Pole Dancing Ministry".
Several on-line discernment ministries have spoken out against
the event saying that it is "inappropriate for churches to use
pole dancing for evangelism."
Pole dancing which is a popular form of entertainment in strip
clubs has been working its way into the main stream over the last
several years with several
companies and health clubs offering it as a way for women to
shape and tone their bodies.
Pastor Steven Ignoble of Abundant Life Fellowship defends his
decision to use pole dancing for reaching the un-churched. Said
"There were 66 people who came to Jesus because of this
outreach event! God is the one who made the female body and I am
sure that God has no problem with these women using their bodies
to spread the gospel. Plus our ladies never take all of their
clothes off so this is way different than what happens in a
strip club. Yes, it is true that Satan has been using Pole
Dancing for decades as a way to snare men into sinning. But,
that is precisely why the church should be rejoicing about the
fact that we've taken pole dancing away from the enemy and are
using it to advance God's Kingdom. While those 'discernment'
ministries are attacking us and ripping our methods...Heaven is
rejoicing in the victory of 66 people having their names written
in the Book of Life!!!"
Pastor Ignoble also plans to incorporate this new ministry into
the regular Sunday morning praise and worship services by setting
up two poles on opposite sides of the stage for these ladies
praise the Lord with.