Yet another self-proclaimed Christian church in America is putting on its own version of “The Vagina Monologues” later this month.
What’s that you say? You haven’t heard Plymouth Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to join this trend? They are kicking it into hipster mode because Pastor (and I use that term loosely) Paulo Franca wants to help his flock view “women’s bodies without shame.”
Seems like God had that figured out all by Himself, when He breathed life into the female half of the species and officially proclaimed her “good.” But what does that heteronormative, patriarchal Creator of ours know? So on with the show!
I may have been overly literal, though, when I said this pagan passion play has been celebrated in other churches before. I was actually speaking the rawest and saddest of truths. For even if this specific blasphemy hasn’t run roughshod over a denomination prior, there have been countless other departures from orthodoxy over the years that have led directly to this point.