Worshipping in the nude: Nudist church opens up about beliefs

February 11, 2014 5:20:34 AM PST
Many people go to church wearing their Sunday best, but at one church in Southampton, Virginia, worshippers don't wear much at all.

The congregation says they worship in the way God brought us into the world -- naked -- and they claim their naked service helps bring them closer together, CNN reports.

"There's not a feeling that you have to be better than one another, physically," Pastor Allen Parker said. "We're humans, we have scars, we have what we have. It's learning to love and accept that."

"There are people with great means, great wealth, and there's people that don't," member Katie Church said. "But you wouldn't know, and everybody treats everybody equally."

The church sits on the grounds of a nudist resort. The pastor says that in the winter, the church is barely half full. But in the summer, it's standing-room only.

WARNING: While the video above is blurred, it may not be appropriate for everyone.

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