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The Christian Backlash Against Fifty Shades Of Grey

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“I wouldn’t drive my Envoy into the front of an oncoming semi-truck any more than I would open the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey,” writes Christian author Dannah Gresh. She urges her readers to avoid E.L. James’s bestselling erotic novel, and she’s not alone. While secular critics have focused on the book’s questionable literary merit (or what it says about women’s fantasies), in recent weeks there’s been something of a movement among female Christian bloggers who say the book is sinful, twisted, and even dangerous.

Gresh says reading the novel is a form of adultery: “anything other than my husband creating arousal in me would be missing the mark of God’s intention.” She also argues that over time, reading 50 Shades and books like it will render women unable to enjoy sex with their husbands, because “erotica robs you of real sex.”

She told BuzzFeed Shift she believes Christian and non-Christian women seek out the book for the same reason: they want “the passion that exudes from the pages to happen in their real lives, especially if their emotional needs and even sexual needs are not being met in their real life relationships.” But she says women should turn to God instead: “without a genuine relationship with Christ, it’s our belief that women will continue to seek satisfaction for their emotional needs in places that just won’t ever fully satisfy.”

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