Photos: This Church Allows Members Attend Service Nude Because ‘Jesus Was Crucified Naked’

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A church in the US state of Virginia, White Tail Chapel, has taken the bizarre
decision to allow its congregation attend church services naked. Cos according to
their leader, Pastor Allen Parker, the clothing requirements of other churches were
overly ‘pretentious’. So he decided his own flock should be free to forgo such
materialism if they desire. Pastor Allen claims that many of the most important moments in the Bible
happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus’ crucifixion and
resurrection.
Speaking to CNN, Mr Parker said: ‘When he [Jesus] 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?’ Mr Parker is believed to have drawn at least some of his opinions on nudity from
the book of Genesis, in which Adam and Eve were originally described as ‘both
naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed’. It was only after sinfully
eating forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge that Adam and Even are said to
have seen their nudity as shameful, at which point they sowed fig leaves into
loincloths. Although the church allows worshipers to attend services fully naked, many
members decided they would rather continue to attend fully clothed, particularly
when in mid-winter, while others opt to just reveal their breasts or genitals.

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