6:48 PM - Tattoos and Booze for Jesus
Tattoos for Jesus? Group Raises Funds for 'Church Plant' by Tattooing Members, Sampling Booze
A group in Arizona that identifies itself as being under the banner of Reformed Christianity recently raised funds for a church plant in Hawaii by offering tattoos and hosting a Bible conference featuring a beer flight.
Apologia Studios, led by Marcus Pittman, which is a part of Apologia Church, led by Jeff Durbin, is behind the fundraising effort to plant a new church in Kauai.
"This ticket allows you to get a beer flight from Boulders on Broadway. All the proceeds from this benefit our Kauai church plant!" the website for the event outlines. "Boulders is all about the food, craft beer, bike riding, rock climbing and adventure! With 30 draft handles and 70 plus bottles of craft beer. Bring a friend and check out our selection."
As Pittman and Durbin are not of the belief that tattoos and alcohol are sinful, but rather part of their perceived liberty in Christ, they therefore do not find the concept of a tattoo parlor or beer flight as church fundraisers to conflict with Christianity.