Church offers naked worship services

Pastor: 'Jesus was born naked, crucified naked'


Members of a small church in Virginia are invited to attend worship services in the nude.

The White Tail Chapel is located on the property of the White Tail Nudist Resort in Ivor, Va., about 60 miles south of Richmond. NBC12.com reported that Allen Parker, the pastor of the chapel, believes that worshipping in the nude offers members a special connection to God and freedom from judgment of fellow church members.

"There's not a feeling that you have to be better than one another, physically." the pastor said. He also noted that "Some of the biggest moments in Jesus' life were naked. When he was born, he was naked, when he was crucified he was naked."

Not all members choose to worship naked. Some are partially naked and others are fully clothed.

About 10,000 people visit the church each year.

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