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Porn Church

Priest Ralf Schmidt hung porno pics on the wall of his church at Wiesbaden in Germany and used swear words during his service in a bid to reach out to a wider congregation.

He said that the Church had for too long treated sexuality and erotic as taboo subjects and he wanted to make his congregation one that was in touch with life.

And he said the use of swear words was part of that process.

He said: "Every schoolboy will use these words yet the Church holds back, which cuts us off from connecting with people."

The Evangelical priest added: "I wanted to show people that the Church is not against enjoyment of sex, and not against living life to the full."

The Church was also sprinkled with rose petals and there was dancing - but parishioners under age 16 were not allowed inside.

German Herald





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