Twice in less than a day, I have been thrown by seeing my Lord's name used in gain- for money and notoriety. In fact, just writing the title above left me sighing. While I have no problem referring to myself as a b****, connecting lap dances and the cross is way too far for me.
But not for everyone. From the NY Daily News:
"Women in Texas aren't pole-dancing for tips. They're pole-dancing for Jesus.
In a dance studio in the town of Spring, outside of Houston, women are taking on the now-popular fitness trend of stripper aerobics – but instead of moving to a pulsing beat, they're grinding along to Christian music.
"Pole Fitness for Jesus" was the brainchild of Crystal Deans, the owner and class instructor at of Best Shape of Your Life.
Deans, a former "dancer," told MyFox in Houston that she quit the pole-dancing business years ago.
"It's not something I felt very rewarded with … I decided I didn't want to do any more, so I decided to take the part that I liked about that and bring it here," she said.
She said her goal is to teach fellow female churchgoers how to get fit, work their legs and core and to make a connection with God. The goal is not to teach women to be strippers.
"We do the upbeat contemporary Christian music because people have to bring their church program to get into the class, so we basically are just continuing the whole worship thing here," she said."