December 10, 2018

Progressive pastor vows to melt “purity rings” into vagina statue

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

In certain evangelical circles, young men and women wear “purity rings,” as a public display of their pledge to abstain from sex outside marriage.


But Nadia Bolz-Weber, the founder of a "progressive, queer-inclusive Lutheran congregation,” is fighting back against this phenomenon. She’s encouraging women to send her their purity rings, with the aim of melting them down into… a gold vagina sculpture.

First of all, I can tell you first hand that boys wear purity rings too, so I’m not sure how her plan is a blow to the patriarchy. More importantly, how is condemning the notion of purity good for society at large?

I don’t go along with churches that shame people about sex; for one thing, it flies in the face of Jesus’ words and actions. But this stunt goes too far in the other direction.

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commented 2018-12-11 15:01:29 -0500
Al Peterson commented 19 hours ago
Yeah, Mr-Babies-Are-Parasites, I agree. We shouldn’t tell people to stop smoking that only encourages them. They should just be educated and practise safe smoking with filtered cigarettes. "

Telling people not to smoke has historically not stopped them any more than abstinence stops people from having sex. It’s not filtered cigarettes, but rather vaping that has proven a highly effective harm-reduction strategy on that front.

Or is that not the point you intended to make?
commented 2018-12-11 14:08:01 -0500
We are in the age of false prophets & bad shepherds. I seem to remember a bunch of people melting down things to make a golden calf. It didn’t end well.
commented 2018-12-11 01:36:03 -0500
Andrew Stephenson IF you want to own a gun, fine, if you got one and now want it melted down, also fine. Not sure what’s wrong with that? If they wanted to make the melted rings into a gun you would probably be against it.
commented 2018-12-10 20:51:49 -0500
But Nadia Bolz-Weber, the founder of a "progressive, queer-inclusive Lutheran congregation,”
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Totally amazing what people try to pass off as Christianity today.
commented 2018-12-10 19:50:19 -0500
7 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. 8 They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’” 9 The Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. 10 Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”
commented 2018-12-10 19:47:22 -0500
Yeah, Mr-Babies-Are-Parasites, I agree. We shouldn’t tell people to stop smoking that only encourages them. They should just be educated and practise safe smoking with filtered cigarettes.
commented 2018-12-10 18:08:32 -0500
I bet Baal and Moloch are just thrilled with this…‘pastor’, Nadia Bolz-Weber.
I know you shouldn’t judge by appearances…but that tattooed freak calling itself a pastor looks and sounds a lot more like a devil-worshipping pagan homosexual, childmolester and murdering street thug, junkie retard…than a man of the cloth…or whatever.
I wonder if she’s ‘married’ to that United Church ‘Minister’ who says she doesn’t believe in God, Jesus Christ or the Bible!
https://www.therebel.media/united_church_finally_defrocks_atheist_minister
That ole Satan sure has a good grip on a lot of people these days!
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And by the way Ben that point you made about looking up in pride instead of looking down in shame…brilliant! (3:00)
“…what, know ye not your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost…”
“…For ye are bought with a price…”
commented 2018-12-10 16:34:08 -0500
Thanks for shining light on this. One correction, Rev. Bolz-Weber is a pastor in the mainline denomination Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She is not an evangelical.
commented 2018-12-10 15:19:01 -0500
IF you want to wear a purity ring, fine, if you got one and now want it melted down, also fine. Not sure what’s wrong with this.

Tne notion of “purity” remains notional, especially since it’s often taught as the only real option (vs. protection), without acknowledgement of human nature. Apparently, “purity ring” have higher teen pregnancy and STI rates than the general population since theyr’e not taught about safer sex.
commented 2018-12-10 15:03:32 -0500
This dope of a pastor is not doing God’s work maybe she should have a ring put through her nose so she can be lead out to pasture!! And so the stupid bus continues to fill up.
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