Addressing his congregation of 20,000, Rev. Ed Young urged his married followers to spice up their love life with some increased intimacy. “And when I say intimacy, I don’t mean holding hands in the park or a back rub,” the Texan evangelical preacher clarified. After all, Young reminded his flock, sex was God’s idea in the first place.
More sex, Young has frequently argued, means that you “will perform better at work, leave a loving
legacy for your children to follow and may even prevent an extramarital
I think I kind of like this guy. As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, evangelical teens are more sexually active than almost any other religious group. This kind of open talk about hot sex in marriage is necessary if the church wants to keep teens committed to abstinence.
Young challenged his congregants to a “congregational copulation” (hot!): seven days in a row of lovemaking for the Lord. And the results, judging from the looks of Madeline and Rob Hulsey (pictured), were nothing short of miraculous. On the Sunday after the challenge was issued, Young’s wife, wearing tight jeans and knee-high black boots, said that at the end of this “sexperiment,” many of the congregants were “smiling.”
As for single people, Young suggested eating chocolate cake. ‘Cause that’s sort of the same as physical intimacy with another human being….
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