Washington, Nov 13 : Fellowship Church pastor Rev. Ed Young is revving himself up for the sermon that he is going to preach this Sunday, with the topic being that married couples should have sex for seven days straight.
Grapevine-based pastor Young will be preaching the sermon while sitting on a bed at the church, and issue a challenge to his followers to stay in bed with their partner for seven days.
"I won't be dressed in pajamas," the Dallas Morning News quoted him as saying.
The sex sermon came to mind after he heard talks about financial crisis, rampant divorce and debates over same-sex marriage, and he hopes his sermon will turn all the "whining" into "whoopee".
But more than that, he adds, the embracing of sex is about nurturing and strengthening marriages.
"Sex is like Super Glue. It's a spiritual thing, an emotional thing," he said.
Jim Dale of Coppell said that he figured the pastor was trying to create more buzz for his five-church mega-ministry.
"Draw 'em in, no matter what or how," Dale wrote in a posting on dallasnews.com.
"Sex? You betcha. That'll pack the pews (or theater seats)," he wrote.
Young says that his challenge, following a seminar called "Leaving Lust Vegas", isn't about filling seats.
"We've got more people than we can say grace over," he said of his 20,000-worshipper Baptist ministry that video streams services from Grapevine to churches in downtown Dallas, Plano, Fort Worth and Miami.
"It gets people thinking on a deeper level about sex. I want people talking about it.
"God says sex should be between a married man and a woman. And do it," he added.