Monday, July 20, 2015

Chicago Theological Seminary Distributes Religious-Themed Condoms at Event

The Chicago Theological Seminary distributed condoms with a religious-themed double entendre at the Wild Goose Festival, a progressive Christian festival, and possibly at Chicago Pride. The condoms were adorned with a sticker featuring a rainbow version of the seminary's logo, the seminary's name and a message urging people to "Take Two (for the second coming)."
The "second coming" in this context is comparing the return of Jesus Christ to having a second orgasm during sex.
The Chicago Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary that is affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is known for its progressive brand of Christianity, and recently approved a plan to divest from companies that profit from Israel's control of Palestinian territories. It also sanctions same-sex marriages.
Clearly the United Church of Christ has no objection to contraception and is presumably fine with condoning premarital sex, which is regarded as a sin according to the Bible. I don't agree with either, but in the grand scheme of things, the distribution of condoms is basically a non-issue. It's mind blowing, to me at least, that nobody piped up and said "hey, it might be a teensy bit distasteful to compare the events of the return of Christ to earth to having a second orgasm in a sexual encounter." is a teensy bit blasphemous to compare or joke about the two.
What an interesting world we live in.
H/t: Reddit
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