RELIGION
09/20/2013 11:31 am ET

German Churches Introduce 'Erotic' Sermons On Sexuality, Gay Love

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Sunday sermons at two Protestant churches in Dresden, Germany, are about to get a lot more -- well -- sexual.

According to local reports, the German churches will introduce "erotic" sermons as part of a series that aims to help rid the religious conservative reputation from the state of Saxony, of which Dresden is the capital city.

The sermons will reportedly include a discussion of sexuality and eroticism in the Bible, and will not be limited to just heterosexuality.

"There are still some people in the church that think homosexuality is a sin," program organizer Rudolf Renner told Germany's The Local. "The relationship between the church and sexuality is very tense."

The series, which is set to run through mid-November, will touch on topics such as Adam and Eve and the relationship between Jonathan and David, who some believe were gay lovers.

Earlier this month, a non-denominational church in Texas launched a similar sermon series entitled "Love Sex." Also inspired by the Bible, the three-part discourse received a mixed reaction from parishioners, with some encouraging the series and others expressing concern.

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