Enticing men back into church

It is pretty well established that women are more likely to be regular churchgoers than men. The current discrepancy, while noticeable, is not yet huge but it has to be disturbing to the church hierarchy because in America, as soon as something is seen as essentially a feminine activity, a lot of men will drop off simply for fear of appearing to be wusses. And if one parent regularly skips church, children’s church going habits are likely to be affected as well.

Stephen Colbert takes a look at one enterprising Baptist preacher who has decided to take a novel approach to getting men back in the pews by appealing to their manly instincts.

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  1. Rike says

    As I mentioned on another blog about this subject: As a Christian, you go to hell if you bake a cake or make a flower arrangement for a couple of gay guys, but you will have a spot in heaven if you give away guns!

  2. Jockaira says

    Wanna get men back into church? There’s always the Holy Trinity…

    Pole dancers, pinball machines, and free beer!

  3. doublereed says

    Isn’t it a little weird that with religion being so sexist would entice more women than men? It kind of throws a wrench in the whole idea of “marginalizing women will make them not like you.”


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