Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

I’m pretty sure Jesus’ nudity was part of the shame and humiliation he felt while on the cross and was not something intended to be emulated by His followers, anymore than God meant for Christians to go around wearing a crown of thorns on their heads.

Pertinent verses and passages:

Genesis 3:

    He [Adam] answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

    11 And he [God] said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

    21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

And, from the Old Testament, God said he did not want to see the bits and pieces of male priests as they walked up the stairs in the temple, hence:
Exodus 28: 42, 43

    42 “Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh.
    43 Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die.

(Link): SEE IT: Virginia congregation worships in the nude

    Parishioners of the White Tail Chapel in Southampton don various levels of dress during sermons conducted by Pastor Allen Parker in an attempt to bare their souls to Christ.

(Link): Church congregation in Va. worships nude

Church Where Clothing Is Optional
Church Where Clothing Is Optional

(Link): Nude Church In Virginia, White Tail Chapel, Invites You To Bare More Than Your Naked Soul (NSFW)

(Link): Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

    [Photo caption under wedding photo on the page]:

    Marriage: The White Tail Chapel even hosts naked weddings. One couple to opt for the nude service were Robert and Katie Church

    Congregation at White Tail Chapel, Virginia attend church while in the nude

    Pastor Allen Parker says the idea is to ‘equalise’ everybody in front of God

    Church leader claims Jesus was naked at Bible’s most important moments

    Chapel even hosts naked weddings, with families encouraged to strip off

    A church in the US state of Virginia has taken the bizarre decision to allow its congregation to attend services in the nude.

    Pastor Allen Parker, the leader of White Tail Chapel in the town of Southampton, said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding the clothing requirements of other churches were overly ‘pretentious’, and decided his own flock should be free to forgo such materialism if they desire.

    He believes he is in good company too, claiming many of the most important moments in the Bible happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

I don’t find this sort of deviancy surprising in churches, given the following: