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Trending: Naked Church Congregation Bares it All for Christ

While Virginia freezes, congregants find warmth in worshipping in the nude.

Clothing optional at this church. (Screen grab from NBC12.)
Clothing optional at this church. (Screen grab from NBC12.)

By Todd Richissin 

A little church in Virginia is making a name for itself by not caring about holy clothes or clothes with holes.

The church's congregants, in fact, do not care about clothes at all. Not when worshipping, anyway.

While Virginia prepares for another round of snow and cold, NBC12 brings the story of White Tail Chapel in Southampton, where people find warmth in worshipping just the way they were brought into the world: naked.

Pastor Allen Parker told the station it's not about the clothes but rather about baring his soul to Christ and leading his flock down that path of righteousness, no matter what they're wearing.

The appropriately named Katie and Robert Church married at White Tail Chapel and say the church has given them a sense of Christian community with none of the pretense of a traditional church.

"Once we were married, and we were here, this whole place became our family," Katie Church told the station. "I feel like I can turn to anyone in this church, or even in this park, and they will be there to help me."

"People are more open as far as hearing the word of God, and speaking the word of God," agreed Robert Church.


Bryan Harz February 18, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Grumpy, hopefully that would be the only thing that rises...LOL
Grumpy Old Man February 18, 2014 at 04:14 PM
You got that right!
Ercie Berwick February 18, 2014 at 05:29 PM
YUCK!!!!!!
Bryan Harz February 18, 2014 at 05:32 PM
Yuck indeed.
Terri Black February 27, 2014 at 06:16 PM
Satanists "worship" in the nude too. Nothing but an alarm bell goes off when I read about so-called "churches" like this. We are supposed to dress with modesty. To me, this church is blaspheming.

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