Back in 2007, mojoey was “What the hell”ing over an article he’d found about Christian women at a spa who’d started a pole dancing exercise group and today I come across another such story.
“God gives us these bodies, and they are supposed to be our temples and we are supposed to take care of them,” instructor Crystal Dean told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV. “And that’s what we are doing.”
For one Sunday each month, Dean teaches free classes to Christian women who bring in their church programs.
There is biblical approval of mixing religion with song and dance, namely, Psalm 149:3: “Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.”
The assumption being, sexy in the bedroom with a pole will stop husbands from becoming adulterers and thus sinning out of the bedroom. Or as Ms. Tweed states, it “actually brings a husband and wife together as Christians to deepen the marriage bond” so go ahead and install one, presumably.
Dean and her students say the class is indeed just another opportunity to worship God and practice their faith. The students dance to contemporary Christian music.
One local pastor is less than convinced by their arguments, however. Rev. Ron Krueger is quoted in the article as he tries to play the “it’s demeaning to women” card which just makes me laugh, considering how many bible verses there must be about women needing to be subservient to men and should shut up when a man speaks and yadda yadda.
Contrary to my post title, I’m in the “they can if they want to” category. If the marriage is worth improving and this looks like a way to spice it up, crazy go nuts with it. Anyone who wants to try this to spice up a love life should take the opportunity. They’re not wrong about the fitness aspects of it. I’ve seen pole dancing done and I was really impressed. Sure, there are other ways to get fit but they want to show off their newly fit bodies during a private bedroom activity designed for an audience of one and the pastor is not the one being invited. What two people choose to do in their bedroom is up to them. Personal opinions to the contrary should stay out of it.
“No honey, I was there faith window shopping, there’s one with a remote control holder …”
Sounds like you’ve looked into these things…