If you’ve already got the free church gun and the free church steak dinner, why not go for the trifecta and get a tattoo to match? Head to Florida and get the logo of the Cross church in Mount Dora inked on your skin. No charge!
Pastor Zach Zehnder loves the churchgoers who’ve done just that.
“It speaks to their dedication of not just the church, but them following after Jesus,” Zehnder said. … “We touched on the idea of tattoos and I kind of flippantly… said I’m so not against tattoos that if anybody out there wants to get one, the church would find money for it.”
I guess the journalist for the local newspaper forgot to ask Zehnder to what extent he actually follows the Bible he professes to adore. The Good Book expressly forbids tattoos, after all:
Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.
Followup question for the reverend: “What other Bible parts do you choose not to follow, and how does that reflect on the holiness of the bits you somehow do regard as inviolable?”