CHANDLER, AZ - MyLameSex.com you may have seen the billboard, direct mailers, or maybe the YouTube videos.
At first glance, you might think it's an ad for erectile dysfunction or the latest reality TV show, but no this is a promotional campaign for a new series at Cornerstone Church in Chandler.
“There’s hundreds and hundreds of reference in scripture to sex,” said Pastor Linn Winters.
Winters says sex is not something new to God, he created it, so why shouldn’t it be a topic in church?
“God's got some ideas about it that if you and I pause long enough to kind of listen a little bit, actually have the ability to change this topic for us forever,” Winters said.
Not everyone is so gung ho about bringing what happens in the bedroom to the altar.
“Honestly, we’re getting some criticism mostly from churches,” said Winters.
When it comes to Cornerstone’s full blown marketing campaign complete with billboard, website and direct mail fliers, some wonder if they’re using good old sex to sell.
“By all likelihood most people that come aren’t gonna give anything anyway so it’s certainly not a revenue stream,” Winters said.
Church member Marty Sawyers admits when the topic was first introduced he was surprised.
“Churches don’t usually talk about sex. It’s one of those topics, let's talk about it at home or not talk about it at all,” Sawyers said.
But he says it’s actually helped him talk about the subject with his kids.
Winters says, if you’re open to it, God can actually spice up your sex life.
“When you and I go to the bedroom understanding that there’s more at stake than just physical pleasure then suddenly the whole experience, including the physical pleasure, goes through the roof.”
The pastor warns this is not your grandmother’s church, in fact this month's newsletter is titled “The Hanky-Panky Issue,” but if you are interested in attending the My Lame Sex series it begins Sunday.
The series is focused on married couples, but also has programs for singles and even a PG-13 series for teens.
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