No, claims Grapevine, Tex., preacher Ed Young, he didn’t do this for the publicity. He challenged his parishioners to have sex every day for a week, and he announced to the media in advance that he was going to do so. But he wasn’t looking for publicity. He actually had a bed on the stage during the presentation/speech/sermon. But he wasn’t seeking publicity. The entire performance was taped, and he has given a lot of interviews since his “sexperiment” (his word) ended. But he didn’t do it for the publicity.
Hmm, isn’t Christian sex supposed to be only for procreation? No, wait, that’s just the Catholics. Okay, then, it’s only for married couples. Nooo, in one video the pastor specifically mentions all the young singles who were in attendance. Yeah. Well, at least it’s supposed to be a personal, private thing between two people who love each other. But, wait, he had a bed on the stage and 20,000 people in the audience. There goes “personal” and “private.”
Apparently Rev. Young thinks he knows more about sex than the ill-informed sources teaching all those strange ideas I just mentioned. It’s what God taught us to do, he says. I guess God gave him all the stage directions, too. “Thou shalt inform the media a week in advance, so as to ensure adequate press coverage. Thou shalt have a bed on the stage when you speak, so as to draw maximum attention to thyself. …”
Pow! Christians suffer another self-inflicted wound.