Saturday, October 06, 2007

Red Hot Stupidity

When I saw this, I was absolutely disgusted.  A "church" called The Gathering, in Sevierville Tennessee, is employing profane means in order to garner attention and attendees from their community.  Their "Red Hot Sex" ad campaign has rightfully infuriated many area residents - especially those who have little children who have already seen the "Red Hot Sex" fliers in their mail.  What was so disturbing was to hear the sincere plea of one man, a father of two, who said: 

"This is the first thing that we ever got in the mail where we were like...!!??wha??!!...Stuff in the mail I just don't want to have to worry about - especially coming from a church!  Why don't they take the thousands, literally thousands of dollars, that they spend on the mail-outs and put that directly in the community, as opposed to having some kind of shock value to their mail-outs?"

It is despicable when the world can offer a righteous rebuke against a professing "church."  It has a certain Corinthian flare to it:

1 Corinthians 5:1: 1 It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles...

Finally, the CNN commentator said: "They say that they do church here differently."  That's what I would call a gross understatement. 

1 Peter 2:12: 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 3:17: 17 For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

 Selah