Virginia Church Ties Racy ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ With Biblical Lessons

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VIRGINIA (WTVR) – A church headquartered in Virginia plans to begin a sermon series starting on Feb. 15, and it’s based on the popular book series about a sexually-explicit relationship between a college student and a businessman, known by its popular title, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Pastor Rick McDaniel, of the Richmond Community Church in Glen Allen, plans to tackle topics like divorce, adultery, co-habitation, pornography and gay marriage in the series he has titled “5 Shades of Grey.”

“I want them to have a positive view of sexuality, but I want them to understand the dangers that are out there,” McDaniel said.

The series ties in with with the release of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ the movie, which is based on the first book of the best-selling trilogy by  E.L. James.

“What they get involved in would not be the kinds of things that I believe would please God,” McDaniel said about the relationship between the two main characters.

Fandango, a website used to buy movie tickets, said pre-release ticket sales are better than usual in Southern Bible belt states.

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