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Praise the Lord and pump iron: Gym caters to Christian faithful

There are 45 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 6, 2008, titled Praise the Lord and pump iron: Gym caters to Christian faithful. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Jason Russell, a fitness buff, had long found it difficult to combine his Christian faith with his job as a gym manager, which required him to be around women in spandex and men concerned only with how macho ...

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Lynda Ruth Leavy

Moss Point, MS

#43 Sep 23, 2008
If that is Jason Russell Standard then leave it alone that is His Desires not can do what you please...If you are a manager there you must and will obey The Rules...It good to keep a gym modest and full Of The Precious HolySpirit..God Spirit in a place like that...You need a blance,However,this is a "Christian Enviroment" and it keep people spirit clean and mind clean and body pure before God....(Jesus)!!!!

~Blessings To Everyone~
~May God Bless You And Your Family Richely~

~Lynda Ruth Leavy~

Palm Bay, FL

#44 Jun 10, 2009
I think it's a good idea to cover up if you are there to excersize your mind body and spirit. It's our nature to look at the opposite sex lustfully, and think we overlook the fact in a lot of religions that it is not so much opression it is making sure not to create distraction when people are trying to keep their focus on God and being righteous. Just reducing temptation.

Albuquerque, NM

#45 Jun 11, 2009
That is not nice. Jesus loves you and so do I. Freaks we may be to you, but if loving others and caring for them from my heart makes me a freak than that is good. I then, am a freak! LOL
Tilly Screams wrote:
Well praise Jeebus! You know, I can't wait for the Rapture when all these nutcases will go away - and many of them will be so surprised that they didn't make the cut and are still here!
There will be more jobs available, more food available, and overall a much better life for everyone with these freaks gone.

Albuquerque, NM

#46 Jun 11, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> Of course. All religions embrace the oppression of women. Nothing new there.
I do not like to get attention at the gym, I like to have peace and would love to be far from people who are there for other reasons. I dont feel oppressed by my own personal discretion. Any place that falls in line with my comfort level is great. I dont feel oppressed for being discreet and chaste. Perhaps that is why our country is where it is... because we can doesnt mean that we should.Distractions come with the subtle things like straps and tightness.

United States

#47 Apr 6, 2011
love it

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