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‘Pastorbation’ in Texas?

Please make it stop: [1]


The North Texas pastor who once challenged his congregation to have 7 days of sex [2] will now spend 24 hours in bed with his wife and stream it live on the Internet.

Fellowship Church Pastor Ed Young and his wife Lisa, who have in the past garnered national attention [3] for their innovative and frank approach to discussing sex and religion in marriage,including infidelity [4], are launching a 24-hour “Sexperiment” [5] to help promote a biblical view of sex to show people “how sex done God’s way can lead to a life punctuated by exclamation marks—a life full of passion, purpose, and pleasure,” according to a statement on the church’s website.

The experiment will place the couple in a bed on top of Fellowship Church where, for 24 hours, they will not only eat and sleep, but they will conduct bedside interviews, talk via Skype with friends from around the world and discuss the biblical view of sex in a marriage.

Frank Beckwith [6]asks: “First known case of pastorbation?” Heh.

Are they going to, you know, do it? On the roof? In front of everybody? Is the threat that the pastor and his lady might get it on part of the, um, allure here?

Seriously, though, who in the world finds trivial stunts like this anything but humiliating? It’s not exactly St. Paul in the Agora, is it?

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12 Comments To "‘Pastorbation’ in Texas?"

#1 Comment By Noah On January 12, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

Oh, what a wicked and, um, perverse generation! How long must the good pastor suffer ye?

Rod, hast thou not read the Scriptures? As it is written:

2 Samuel 16:20-23

Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do. And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father’s concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong. So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

#2 Comment By cecelia On January 12, 2012 @ 11:34 pm


Rod – have you read about the ongoing very creepy story about what is happening in Hungary? EU is now issuing warnings so it will get high profile soon. Try Kim Lane Scheppele’s work on the events unfolding there if interested.

#3 Comment By jaybird On January 12, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

Okay, I just went to the website and got a good look at this character. Am I alone in getting a strong Ted Haggard vibe here?

As for his streaming “bed-in” video, I think I’ll just stick with old Christy Canyon videos on the x-tubes if I’m feeling frisky, thanks.

#4 Comment By Lulu On January 13, 2012 @ 5:17 am

“The Ballad of Ed & Lisa,” anyone?

#5 Comment By Lulu On January 13, 2012 @ 5:18 am

“All We are Saying, is Give Sex a Chance,” anyone?

#6 Comment By Beavis and Butthead On January 13, 2012 @ 7:24 am

Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh. Cool.

#7 Comment By John E On January 13, 2012 @ 7:55 am

So….where are they going to poop?

#8 Comment By John E On January 13, 2012 @ 9:11 am

jaybird, I get a “Young Larry Hagman” vibe



#9 Comment By Noah On January 13, 2012 @ 10:09 am

A thoughtful response to this event in Christianity Today:


#10 Comment By Elizabeth Anne On January 13, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

Note to educators, pastors, and all other authority figures: if you want to appear relevant, try to imitate the actions of someone more recent than John and Yoko.

#11 Comment By Dave D, On January 13, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

Noah, please bloody read the Bible passages IN CONTEXT before you quote them. I’m tired of people who single them out without realizing the context means radically different than what is said.

You know why Absalom did that? To directly challenge his father David as the rightful king. It was not a commandment of God: if anything it was one would-be tyrant who had already slain the kings sons-his brothers, and was gunning to kill his father next getting advice on how to usurp. The advice was to make David’s “property” his property. His end was being stuck in a tree and getting killed by a group of soldiers.

Not even sure how this relates in context if at all to some exhibitionist pastor’s PR stunt. This is more akin to the NASCAR prayer than outright rebellion.

#12 Comment By Noah On January 14, 2012 @ 11:41 am

Dave D,

Calm down. The way I wrote the comment should have been a giveaway that it was in jest. I am well aware of the context of the incident that I quoted. How the h*ll do you think that it came to my mind so quickly after Rod posted?Oh well.

The parallels (superficial, I grant) between the Absalom incident and this pastor were just too funny (I guess not to you, though) to let pass unremarked.