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Michigan Pastor Opens Tattoo Parlor at His Church
WDTN News reported that a pastor in Flint Township, Michigan is doing “everything he can” to reach the people in his community—including opening a tattoo parlor inside his church. Rev. Steve Bentley of The Bridge Church, which occupies space in a local shopping center, says he’s reaching out to those who might not ever set foot inside a church.
When criticized that tattoo application is not an appropriate activity for a house of worship, Bentley disagrees, saying the practice is “morally neutral,” like having your ears pierced. Two tattoo artists work at the shop, called Serenity Tattoos, which is county-licensed and only allows “positive” imagery in their work. Bentley, who has two tattoos himself, also hosts events like cage fighting and wrestling matches on his campus in hopes of attracting the unchurched in his area.
I’ll take a peek again and see if anyone submits a Biblical response on the order of ‘Jesus said “I will build MY church.”