Sex Who Would Jesus Flog? (Himself.)
posted by July 14 at 14:05 PMon
I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the meetings where evangelicals try to figure out how they’re going to condemn BDSM. Not just to watch prudish ideologues squirm while they contemplate The Horror of Sexual Deviance, but also to watch their intellectual contortions as they leaf through their Bibles, trying to figure out what it has to say about kink. There just aren’t any theological grounds against people tying each other up, calling each other names, and pissing on each other’s heads.
They know it doesn’t seem very Christian, but they don’t know why.
So when British evangelicals (of Christian Action Research and Education) try to make hay out of Max Mosley’s “sadomasochism party” and say they condemn BDSM because it creates “unconstructive” relationships based on “the dominion of one person over another”—well, that’s just comedy.
Because Christians, with all their Biblical injunctions about wives being submissive to husbands—I’m looking at you, Mars Hill—can’t stand the idea of a relationship based on domination.
Nor can they stomach people fetishizing protracted scenes of suffering and humiliation.
Nope. They don’t like that stuff one bit.
(See the full story—in which the BBC tries to explain BDSM to the grannies of Great Britain—here).