Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Is Erotica Irreligious?

Sometimes, events conspire to occur in such a way that it’s nearly impossible to believe life is in any way random.

So it was at church this Sunday when the sermon title was “Sex and the Bible.” Given that there’s been a bit of dust-up between the erotic and inspirational factions of RWA over the RITAs (again) this past week (you can get the gist from this post on Kate Rothwell’s blog), it seemed almost surreal that our pastor would have chosen to address this topic in such a timely (and entirely satisfactory) fashion.

I won’t go into the details of his sermon, but I walked without a smile on my face. For those who feel “on-screen” sex is incompatible with “Christian” values, I point to:

1) The Song of Solomon

2) The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini

I rest my case.

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