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US church allows nude worship

Published: Feb 24, 2014 Filed under: World News Views: 20,811
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US church allows nude worship

A church in the United States is encouraging members of its congregation to attend services in the nude.

The congregants of a Southeastern Virginia church walk into the church fully dressed and immediately strip naked upon entry.

Addressing the media outside the Church last Sunday, Pastor Allen Parker, the leader of White Tail Chapel of Southampton, said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding the clothing requirements of other churches were overly 'pretentious', and decided his own flock should be free to forgo such materialism if they desire.

“Nude worship provides an air of equality,” he said.

The Church leader said his decision is not without precedence, claiming many of the most important moments in the Bible happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

The chapel is on the grounds of the White Tail Nudist Resort in Ivor, Va., about 60 miles south of Richmond.


Ordinarily, many churchgoers feel pressure to dress in their Sunday best when they attend a worship service, but that concept is foreign to members of the congregation in the Virginia Church.

But although the nudity policy is not mandatory for all attendees, most members of the church have embraced it.

Those not so comfortable with total stripping would at times only go topless, or wear their undergarments.



Those who do strip down, though, say the experience is well worth the initial discomfort.

And in an interview with a local TV station last weekend, the pastor said he is following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

“Some of the biggest moments in Jesus’ life were when he was naked,” said Mr Parker.

“When he was born, he was naked, when he was crucified he was naked and when he arose, he left his clothes in the tomb and he was naked. If God made us that way, how can that be wrong?” he wondered.

Hundreds of congregants have continued to brave the chilly winter weather on Sundays to listen to sermons at the unimposing chapel while thousands have been trooping to the compound on weekdays to take photos of the Church. More than 10,000 people visit the church each year.

Two members of the congregation who got married at the chapel, Robert and Katie Church, said they found the atmosphere welcoming.

“People are more open as far as hearing the word of God and speaking the word of God,” Mr Church said, adding; “There are people that have great means, great wealth while others don't. But you wouldn't know, and everybody treats everyone equally here. We are very happy as a Church family."






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  1. Fekadu R.
    Fekadu R.
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Intention for committing adultery!!! O! Lord remember them!
  2. yofti
    yofti
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    in the mighty name of Jesus. . . this is really demon.
  3. ISAT YINDEDIBET
    ISAT YINDEDIBET
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    KESSSEMAY ISSAT WERDA ANTENIM TEKETAYOCHIHINIM YIBLA! KIFFFU! THIS IS CALLED ABOMINATION! SATAN BRINGS BACK THE WORSHIP OF DIANA( ARTHEMIS TAAOT) WHERE BY THEY ENTER NAKED AND PRACTICE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. THE PURPOSE OF DOING THIS KIND OF WORSHIP IS TO FILL THE CONGRIGANT TO BE BONDED WITH DEMON RESULTING IN SPIRITUAL HUSBAND OR WIFE WHERE THE CONGRIGANT WILL BE ONE WITH DEMON. ETERNALLY CONDEMNED
  4. HT
    HT
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Christianity has become all about sexism. His aim is to look at womens and girls lower body parts. Obama spreads and encourages gays but also he imposes "their values"-the gays values- on other nations where this taboo.
    I choose to not belong to this world rather than see this occur in my country, children. Amercan do with their children, but must leave Afrricans alone. we have our own values
  5. mike
    mike
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well, we all know that when Adam and Eve were committed sin by eating that apple to been told by God, they felt ashamed soon their grace taken away and feel ashamed their nudity was seen so nude is not the proper way to be seen in public period based on the bible1
  6. Girma
    Girma
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    this is the sign how devil starts his evil work, this guy is not only physical nude but also mentally and spiritually nude and serves the devil as a shall he is not serving the lord!
  7. PHOBIA
    PHOBIA
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    @Kuku,
    Mahibere kidusan phobiaychihu new aydel? Hulum yepente zer mahiberun yitelal. Eskahun minim aymesleginm neber ahun gin mahiberekidusanen wededkuachew. Abo yibareku midre kehadin hulu anketeketut eko. Lemaniganwim Mahibere kidusanen lekek, Rakutishin mechefer tebek kkkkkkkkkkkk
  8. kuku
    kuku
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    ድሬ ቱብ የማህበረ ቅዱሳን/ሰይጣን አባላቶች ናቸው ለዚህ ነው የመንጌላዊያኑን ስም ለማጥፋት ቆርተው የተነሱት
    ለምን የነሱን ግብረሰዶም መነኮሳትን አይኮንኑም ድሬ ቱብ የስም መጥፈት ዘመቻውን ዳቢሎስ እየተጠቀመበት ነውያለው አንድም ቀን ስለ ወንጌላዊያን ስንት ጥሩ ነገር እያለ እንስቶ አያውቅም ደግሞ ትክክለኛ መጋቢ እንዳለ ሁሉ የተሳሳተም አለ ሁሌ ዲያቢሎስ የሚያስተው ትክክለኛውን ነው የሱ የሆኑትን አይፈታተንም ደግሞ ኦርቶዶክስ ውስጥ ስንት ጉድ እያለ እንድም ቀን ስለነሱ ሀግባችው አታውቁም እኛን የፈረንጅ ሀይማኖት ትላላቸው እናንተ ለፈረንጅ ፎቶ እየሰገዳችው በቅርብ እግሂያብሄር ቃሪክ ይቀይራል፡፡
  9. nani
    nani
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    is zs hw u worship........... oh l'm safe from fictitious stories!!!
  10. john
    john
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Only in America:)
  11. Seattle
    Seattle
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Is this a church or STRIP CLUB !!!!!!!!
  12. lo
    lo
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    weye pente gena gud yametal. egna ethiopians yerasachen ortodox alech
  13. Abreham Yohannes
    Abreham Yohannes
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    This is being so crazy and expression Demonic worship. Please everybody who is watch this video should delete it from his mind and opposes, because its not BIBLICAL
  14. garbaldi
    garbaldi
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    it is against the law of bible dealing with care for one another i.e not to tempt minor to sin. " ... And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea." mark 9:42 It should be born in mind that GOD will not fail in to temptation whether we are with cloth or naked.
  15. Abrham
    Abrham
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    betam asafari new Getan lemasedeb ena yersu yehonutn lemasat yemidereg new befsum egna protestantoch yihen anikebelim anadergewm anasbewm dirdr wistm anketewm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Cool
    Cool
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    He's trying to molest people
  17. Shumet
    Shumet
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    የኔ ፍራቻ ይህ ነው፡፡ ትናንት ፕሮቴስት አድርገው ከተዋህዶ እምነት የወጡ ብዙ እጅግ ብዙ ኢትዮጵያዊ ወገኖች እንዳሉን ይታወቃል፡፡ በሚያስት ትምህርት ተወስደው፣ የማይካደውን ክደው የኢየሱ ክርስቶስ ተከታይ የሆኑ መስሏቸው ከእውነቱ መንገድ ርቀውብናል፡፡ ዛሬ ደግሞ ይህንንም ተቀብለው ወደሃገራችን እንዳያስፋፉት ምን ዋስትና አለን!! የሞራልም፣ የእምነትም ሆነ የባህላችን ወግ ይህንን አያስተናግድምና አደራ!! በዚህ አንዳትመጡብን!!
  18. what is this?
    what is this?
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    i didn't stop laugh what is this ?
  19. I AM
    I AM
    5 months, 4 weeks ago

    The Church Leader is fool so he's followers empty church.