Yikes! I’ve found another advocate of Christianity in the men’s room! I had thought that the previous example of this was so freaky that readers would think I made it up. Now, I’m fearful that this may become a trend. You know — churches getting their knickers in a twist about how feminized they are, so they butch things up by putting hunky pictures of Jesus on the bathroom walls of the men’s room.
This is exactly what someone at a Methodist church did, and it seems he got run out of town for it. So, what does he do for an encore? He starts a local Church for Men. No “wishy, washy, lovey, dovey music.” No pews or flowers. There’s nothing about the decor of the men’s room, but since it meets in rented YMCA facilities, we will have to wait until they own their own property to see how they make a men’s room Really Masculine and Religious at the same time when they don’t have anyone objecting at the top.
Now, at the Very Top, things may be different, to judge by what He has said about such environments previously. “But, hey! This is the 21st Century, right? Who cares what that Old Testament God said about His holiness. Let’s bring Jesus into the toilet where He belongs.”
I need to blog further on this. The guys griping about feminized church have some legitimate gripes. But, the solution to this problem is NOT to accept the premise of those who want to keep the church woman-friendly in the way it has become woman-friendly. Making Christian worship “man-friendly” by littering the sanctuary (and, evidently, the men’s room too!) with counterbalancing man-stuff (Harleys, Pennzoil oil-change signs, trophy deer-heads mounted on the wall) — all this administers as medicine the very toxin that has infected the churches:
It’s all about ME.
According to these folks, a truly just worship environment would change from Sunday to Sunday, to accurately reflect the gender-demographics of the crowd that has shown up that day. Indeed, if you read the comments here, you’ll see that this is exactly what some are proposing. Again, it’s all about ME.