WOMEN
11/03/2015 03:35 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2015

Pastor Says A Woman Doesn't Have 'The Right Over Her Own Body'

"It all belongs to God."

A pastor for Cross Church, which has locations in Arkansas and Missouri, has addressed abortion by saying a woman does not have "the right over her own body."

According to Mic, Jeff Crawford gave a sermon on Sunday addressing "theological dualism," which he described as "the idea that you can separate what goes on with our bodies from what goes on with our soul or spirit." In a video from Raw Story, Crawford disagreed with this idea and linked it to women's reproductive rights.

"This idea that you hear about in the abortion debate that it's a woman's right to choose and she has the right over her own body, no, that’s not true," he said.

Crawford then told his listeners that "your body's a temple, to the Holy Spirit." "And what that means is that your arms and your legs and your head and your eyes … it all belongs to God," he said.

Later, he addressed tattoos and piercings. Though he said he's "not saying yay or nay on any of that stuff," he encouraged listeners to "glorify God" with their bodies.

H/T Mic

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