Virginia church ties racy ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ with Biblical lessons

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A church in Virginia is starting a sermon series the Sunday after Valentine's Day based on "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The best-selling trilogy by  E.L. James  is centered around the sexually-explicit relationship between a college student and a businessman.

Pastor Rick McDaniel's series "5 Shades of Grey" will tackle topics like adultery, divorce, co-habitation, gay marriage and pornography.

The series kick off at Richmond Community Church coincides with the release of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, according to WTVR.

Pastor McDaniel said he's doing the sermon series because he wants people to have a positive view of sexuality. Still, he said it is important for people to understand the dangers that are out there.

Fandango, a website used to buy movie tickets, shows the racy movie is already selling out in Southern Bible belt states.

That's just another reason why Pastor McDaniel said he decided to do the sermon series.

The sermon chapters are planned as follows:

February 15 – Affair Proof Your Marriage
February 22 – Till Death Do Us Part
March 1 – Poison Of Porn
March 8 – Cohabitation Station
March 15 – A Moral Impossibility