Christian leaders warn women about the emotional and spiritual dangers of Fifty Shades of Grey
When Jessi Bridges first heard about Fifty Shades of Grey through a fellow blogger, she had no idea what all the fuss was about.
But she found out quickly. Bridges’ social media networks soon exploded with women discussing the erotic novel-including, to her shock, many of her Christian friends. Bridges, a 27-year-old wife and mother, couldn’t understand how so many missed the danger of the book’s unbiblical message.
“This trilogy should be approached … as pornography, plain and simple,” she said. “Christians should absolutely avoid it.”
Now, as the immense popularity of the Fifty Shades trilogy carries into 2013, evangelical leaders are warning women to avoid falling prey to the novels’ dangerous but seductive message. Women, they say, must realize that Fifty Shades of Grey-with its blatant immorality, unrealistic fantasy, and plethora of violent and graphic sex scenes-is anything but “grey.”