Christianity Today has stretched the limits of what can be considered Christian journalism for some time (for example, posting ERLC research fellow Karen Swallow Prior’s defense of Planned Parenthood against accusations of murder), earning for themselves the title Christianity Astray in polemics circles (a title that managing editor, Katelyn Berry, chuckled at when she read Pulpit & Pen use it). The Downgrade at CT has been…impressive.
But whatever possessed them to have a Roman Catholic lesbian write an article about masturbation…well, it’s even a heavier dose of whatever it is that would possess them to post the gay-affirming material of Karen Swallow Prior.
They’ve gone from gay-affirming to just plain gay.
In a post entitled, What Could Possibly Be Wrong With Christian Masturbation, Eve Tushnet talks about masturbation habits. For real. Not kidding you. In Christianity Today. And then, the Roman Catholic calls Christianity an “erotic religion.” Again, I kid you not.
…Christianity is an erotic religion, in that it compels our longing for and contact with the Other. Our bodies are gifts given to us by God, and we give them to him and to others. We are not meant to keep them for ourselves. The sexual union of lovers shows an image and prophecy of our union with God. Sex is to prayer as masturbation is to comforting self-justifications.
What that means I’m not entirely sure, but it seems icky to the nth degree. The article pretty much gets grosser and stranger from there.
Tushnet (yes, I realize that sounds like an internet porn site, but I assume that’s her real name) is a proud and unrepentant lesbian.
She’s also friend with the ERLC’s Karen Swallow Prior (but hey, what homosexual isn’t?)…
What on Earth is Christianity Today thinking? I know what I’m thinking. I’m thinking the first word of their title is false advertising.
[Contributed by JD Hall, HT Marc Hosch]
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