The vicar’s wife and lads’ mags


There’s been little local storm brewing over at the Express and Star after they ran an article about the successful complaint by the vicar’s wife which led to lads’ mags at Asda being moved to the top shelf.

I was amused by the journalistic licence which turned what was a five minute bluster at customer services into a “battle”. I am more concerned by some of the comments made by male readers of the Express and Star. Wanting to appear bold and brave, the comments expose a great weakness in many British men.

I’ve just finished preaching a 6-part series on Samson at church. He was the strongest man in the world, reduced to a drooling puddle of spineless slime as he worshipped Delilah’s beauty. She accepted his worship and so successfully reversed the power dynamic in their relationship. By a combination of manipulation, guilt-tripping and threatening to stop giving out, she exercised her girl power in much the same way lads’ mags encourage women to treat men. Samson was physically strong but a sad weakling with beautiful girls.

Any lads who argue for the availability of lads’ mags are asking to be like Samson. They want to be made weak, led by their bits not their brains to be subject to girl power. Strong men do not worship women but worship Christ as crucified Saviour. These men find Christ’s strength to focus their sexual urges appropriately.

If you are a man who wants to stop being weakly led by your groin, please have a read of For Men Only.

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