#SexIs - #DevilsAdvocate - Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model

Ansley Ansley


Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model, by Roland Hulme! - Click here to read the full article.



Jamie Eason is a fitness model and bodybuilder with a deep respect for body image and a greater love for Christ. The two worlds collided when her husband had a chance to perform for a church in Texas. Why? Because early in her bodybuilding career she had dared to do a few magazine shoots that pictured her in lingerie or tiny bikinis.

One of the key foundations of the Christian community is: judge not, lest you be judged. In this situation, Jamie's husband is being judged for Jamie's actions. And we have to ask if this is fair or resembling the virtues Christians hold so dear.

You can see the images in question on Jamie's website, but they pale in comparison to what one would find in Maxim or FHM.

What are your experiences within the Christian community? Have you ever experienced anything like this, or know someone who has?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
The Church was...
6
Wrong for letting Jamie's career affect her husband's.
40
Right in their decision, it's their event, they can hire whomever they choose.
1
Neither wrong nor right, but it could have been handled differently.
7
I'm undecided...
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Does fitness modeling or lingerie modeling violate Christian virtues?
4
Absolutely!
Not at all...
18
Maybe? It depends on how much clothing a person isn't wearing?
21
..
Do you think the Church would have the same reaction if it were her husband who modeled instead of her?
3
Probably not...
21
Maybe...
11
I'm not psychic woman! How should I know?
8
Total votes: 140 (47 voters)
Poll is closed
10/11/2012
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js250 js250
I personally feel that in a religious situation, the modeling is not or should not have been considered as a factor of hiring her husband. As long as she is modestly covered--meaning no sexual exposure of body parts, then they were appropriate pictures and have no bearing on religious beliefs unless the religion has specific manners and codes of dress. There are some religions that this would be inexcusable --off the top of my head, amish, muslim, etc.,-- but that is not the case in this situation.
10/11/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by js250
I personally feel that in a religious situation, the modeling is not or should not have been considered as a factor of hiring her husband. As long as she is modestly covered--meaning no sexual exposure of body parts, then they were appropriate ... More
Right? I'm pretty sure I've seen Christian women in bikinis before (namely my aunts, mother, grandmother, sisters...).
10/11/2012
Kissy Kissy
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Originally posted by Ansley
Right? I'm pretty sure I've seen Christian women in bikinis before (namely my aunts, mother, grandmother, sisters...).
Great point. Just because it is in a magazine, doesn't mean it is different.
10/11/2012
sexytileena / absolutely love sex sexytileena / absolutely love sex
It is the church responsibility to welcome all with open arms not pass judgment.
10/11/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
This is another horrifying example of "Christians" using fear and shame to control people. Wearing a bikini for a photo shoot make her no less a Christian than my picking up a scalpel would make me a doctor. It should also not adversely effect her husband's career.

I do not attend church because I feel that organized religion has become rampant with situations like this. God is love. God is acceptance. God is not a name to hide behind and shame others. These are the kind of people who will get to the Pearly Gates, spouting their devotion to God, and he will say "I do not know you."

My heart goes out to her and the pain she must be feeling about the shame and rejection by her fellow Christians. The world needs more Christians like Jamie, who teach the word of God through the way they live and how they treat other people.
10/11/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
More so-called Christians giving actual Christians a bad name.
10/11/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
More so-called Christians giving actual Christians a bad name.
Seriously. In fact, I see anti-Christian posts all the time, especially on Facebook, because of things like this. The ones that really go off the deep end are the ones that get the most attention, so they think we are *all* like that. It's sad.
10/11/2012
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I personally feel that in a religious situation, the modeling is not or should not have been considered as a factor of hiring her husband. As long as she is modestly covered--meaning no sexual exposure of body parts, then they were appropriate ... More
In the images in question, the "private parts" are covered, but barely. Honestly, I think that for some of the church elders, it's more the poses and facial expressions that are giving them pause.

I, personally, don't see anything wrong with the pictures, but Jamie and her church obviously do. Jamie has said repeatedly that she feels she was wrong in posing for them, and she explained why in the video she posted on Facebook.

However, I'm of the mind that a man should not be held responsible for his wife's actions.

And regardless, the church preaches forgiveness. If we believe the teachings of the Bible, Jamie's god has forgiven her. I feel like the church should do the same, lest they be accused of thinking they know better than their god.
10/12/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley


Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model, by Roland Hulme! - Click here to read the full article.



Jamie Eason is a fitness model and bodybuilder with a deep respect for body image and a greater love for Christ. ... More
UGH slut shaming is so stupid. They overacted wayyyyy too much. Most of my family is super religious and I'd see them having the same reaction. :/
10/12/2012
Sen Sen
this is why women stay so private about things. Just let the church find out you are closet pole dancer - fitness or not. Just one more thing society can label. Religion of most kinds just can't seem to help judging but then if all were perfect why would they need it. Just Saying. (And no I am not anti-christian just frustrated by lack of Judge not lest you be judged).
10/14/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Ansley


Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model, by Roland Hulme! - Click here to read the full article.



Jamie Eason is a fitness model and bodybuilder with a deep respect for body image and a greater love for Christ. ... More
The Marquis de Sade said it best:
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
10/14/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley


Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model, by Roland Hulme! - Click here to read the full article.



Jamie Eason is a fitness model and bodybuilder with a deep respect for body image and a greater love for Christ. ... More
I personally think its noone elses business what a person does even in church and its shameful that they judge when they preach the only judge is god
10/14/2012
Virgingasms Virgingasms
The "early in her career" part probably wasn't something they took into consideration. She was probably just trying to get ahead, who can blame her?
10/15/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
Maybe the church was right about this, it is their event. Maybe not. Whether or not this particular decision is correct I see this article to be a wholesale condemnation of the church. Don't lose sight of the beauty of the forest because of the ugliness of a few trees.
10/15/2012
Liz2 Liz2
It is sad that the church had a resulting negative attitude about her husband. If I were him, I would "shake the dust from my feet" and walk from that that church.
I guess I would not be welcome in that church, since I wear bikinis, and am physically fit.
10/16/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
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Originally posted by Liz2
It is sad that the church had a resulting negative attitude about her husband. If I were him, I would "shake the dust from my feet" and walk from that that church.
I guess I would not be welcome in that church, since I wear bikinis, and ... More
Haha, I love your comment. I agree he should leave. I would be very angry with my husband if he allowed people to disrespect us that way.
10/17/2012
SassySam SassySam
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
I personally think its noone elses business what a person does even in church and its shameful that they judge when they preach the only judge is god
I agree with you there, it really wasn't there business.
02/07/2013
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Unique posters: 17