Texas church stirs controversy with ‘Love Sex’ sermon series
Is this Houston church using sex to sell their sermons?
Houston has a slight problem, and it has to do with mixing sex and church. Via a large roadside billboard, River Pointe Church is inviting everyone to “LOVESEX,” a sermon series on love, sex, dating and marriage.
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Jason Pizzitola, the church’s pastor of creative development, told CBSNews.com:
"I think the Church at large, including our own at times, has been guilty of making people think sex equals bad, and we want to say sex is beautiful, it's an expression of love, and it's powerful.”
Pizzitola says the reaction has been mixed. Some find it encouraging; others are unnerved by the series. One woman told Houston’s KHOU that she got a mailer from the church but tossed it, thinking it was pornography.
“Another example of church-as-entertainment,” a commenter on Christianpost.com wrote. “Christian cultural influence is waning by the day, but not to worry: we're all schooled on sex."
Nevertheless, the series covers topics related to sexual trauma, long-term sexual attraction and parenting in a sexually aggressive culture.
Do you think this church using sex to sell their sermon series? Should sex-related topics be discussed in church?
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Photo: Video still of the billboard promoting the "Love Sex" series at River Pointe Church, near Houston (Courtesy of KHOU.com)
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