Pole Dancing for Jesus: Because Nothing Says Church Like Lucite Heels (VIDEO)


pole dancingOh, the jokes that can be made. I don't have the exact formula, but phrases like "body of Christ," "dollar bills," and "the gates of heaven" are swirling around in my head right now.

Former stripper Crystal Deans has decided to do her part and teach her fellow church-going gals how to do their thang on the stripper pole -- with Pole Dancing for Jesus. The class is complete with routines to contemporary Christian music, short shorts, and slutty lucite platforms. And admittance is simple -- all you need is your church program. Declaring your love for Christ and learning to work the pole have never been so easy! And time-efficient, too, I might add.

"God gives us these bodies, and they are supposed to be our temples and we are supposed to take care of them," Crystal Deans told KTRK-TV. "And that's what we are doing."

Okay, but, with pole dancing? Really, Crystal?

See, I think that if you want to make pole dancing your workout, have at it! Hell, if you want to make pole dancing your livelihood, have at that, too! But why call it "Pole Dancing for Jesus"? To me, that is just begging for controversy and fodder for people ad nauseum.

You're taking what is thought of to be one of the unholier acts -- slithering about on the pole -- and trying to make it seem like you're doing it for Jesus. You're not fooling me, Crystal. I think you're doing it for attention. Or you're just not all there, to put it nicely.

There are plenty of strange "for Jesus" activities. Zumba, tattoos, even birthday parties! But pole dancing for Jesus is flat-out ridiculous.

Watch the video and see what you think.

What do you think about Pole Dancing for Jesus?


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Beths... Bethsunshine

That is absolutely nauseating!!!!!

butte... butterflymkm

Hahaha! I think it's hillarious!

sunny... sunnybunny5us

I think it's great even though its real weird. It's like she's taking the best parts of exotic dance - exercise energy , fun, even socialization, (except the money part that keeps you from having to spend so much time at work) and getting rid of the suck-ish part (disrespectful lowlifes and the unhealthy sexual part of that aspect)

MarGeee MarGeee

I might be a prude and I dont care but that isn't right. I disprove of this idea,she can do what she wants without adding our savior to that. 

bills... billsfan1104

Whatever floats her boat. I dont like calling it pole dancing for Jesus, thats sick, but if she wants to get some good Christian women freaky in bed for their man, maybe she should offer it to them, with a different name. For me, I couldnt see myself pole dancing to Amazing Grace.

sunny... sunnybunny5us

I could totally see myself doing it. But I doubt I could see my church sponsoring it, and I don't know how I'd find the time.

Danielle Linsley

um I'm a christian...and I'd love to learn how to pole dane...but I definately wouldn't say I'm doing it for Jesus...I"m pretty sure Jesus isn't looking down at her with pride..probably disappointment...pole dancing is obviously sexy and strippers do it obviously...and associating that with Jesus is blasphemous in my opinion.

Pbutt... Pbuttercup0625

Personally I don't care what she does, but I agree that she should give it a different name.  "Pole Dancing for Jesus" just sounds like she is going around to a bunch of strip clubs and pole dancing while witnessing to the men there as they shove dollar bills into her drawers. Maybe she can call it "Christian friendly" due to the song choices and the day the class is on.  As she said, she doesn't pray before hand and they don't talk about Jesus.

ready... readyforbaby3

this is beyond weird...like someone else said, I can see maybe trying this for fitness reasons and also to spice up you bedroom life with the hubby, but why in the world would would she associate Jesus with it...that's just sick if you ask me...

sunny... sunnybunny5us

Obviously everyone's religious beliefs don't agree. I totally get this lady, but I wouldn't expect that most people would.

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